The Australian Chamber Choir is attracting an increasing following. This can be attributed to three major factors: the quality of the performances, the choice of repertoire, and the suitability of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a venue. The acoustic of this Middle Park church provides a splendid vehicle to showcase the vocal and musical strengths of this 18 voice choir. On Sunday afternoon, a fine blending of strong voices with secure intonation and a surprisingly broad dynamic range responded to the direction of Douglas Lawrence with assurance.
Heather Leviston on CHICHESTER PSALMS at ArtsHub, October 24, 2012
The program’s most challenging music, a terse but harmonically grinding Miserere extracted from Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion, enjoyed a lucid reading from the 17-strong ensemble, who handled its pungent intervallic clashes with controlled vigour, the emotional aura of regret and sorrow coming across with singular success.
Clive O’Connel: on MISERERE in The Age, Melbourne, September 23, 2012
Before Sunday, I had never seen a choir performance except on Christmas day or during a Qantas ad … It was instantly apparent that each individual was uniquely gifted and that together, the talent of these perfectly-synchronised individuals was simply outstanding.” … Read more
AU review, July 4, 2012
Many of the singers featured as soloists and all were stunning. With such individual standards, no wonder the ensemble sounds so impressive.
Anna McAlister: on DYNASTY in the Herald Sun, Melbourne, April 25, 2012