Splendid, Lyrical Account of the Glagolitic Mass at the Opening of the 2019 BBC Proms

20/07/2019

BBC PROM 1 – Di Castri, Dvořák, Janáček: Asmik Grigorian (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Ladislav Elgr (tenor), Jan Martiník (bass), BBC Singers; BBC Chorus & Symphony Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 19.7.2019. (CC)

Asmik Grigorian (soprano) and Karina Canellakis (conductor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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One Memorable Final Journey for Rick Wakeman to the Centre of the Earth

17/07/2019

Rick Wakeman’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Rick Wakeman (keyboards), Robert Powell (narrator), Alfie Boe, Ashley Holt, Hayley Sanderson (vocals), English Chamber Choir, The English Rock Ensemble (Dave Colquhoun [guitar], Tony Fernandez [drums], Matt Pegg [bass], Adam Wakeman [keyboards, guitar], Orion Orchestra / Guy Protheroe (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 14.7.2019. (JPr)

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Psappha Give a Remarkable Performance of a Powerfully Effective Piece by David Fennessey

08/07/2019

Fennessy, Panopticon: Psappha (Tim Williams, cimbalom/director; Benedict Holland, Lucy Baker, violins; Beth Woodford, Susie Meszaros, violas; Abi Hyde Smith, Amy Jolly, cellos). Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, 7.7.2019. (CC)

Tim Williams (c) Brian Slater

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Handelian Pastoral Pleasures in Oxford

08/07/2019

Handel, Il pastor fido: Soloists of New Chamber Opera, The Band of Instruments / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 3.7.2019. (CR)

Mark Chambers (Silvio) (c) Michael Burden

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Belfast Hears Outstanding Performances by the Pacific Boychoir

04/07/2019

Various composers, Choral Recital: Pacific Boychoir / Andrew Brown (director), St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, 30.6.2019. (RB) Read more

Todmorden Orchestra Ebullient in Strauss and Rachmaninoff

03/07/2019

 Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff: Paula Sides (soprano), Todmorden Orchestra / Nicholas Concannon Hodges (conductor). Todmorden Town Hall, Calderdale, 29.6.2019. (RBa) Read more

Chelsea Opera Group’s Revelatory Presentation of Rubinstein’s The Demon

02/07/2019

Anton Rubinstein, The Demon: Soloists, Chelsea Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Oliver Zeffman (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 30.6.2019. (CC)

Andrei Kymach (c) Alexander Andryushchenko

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Alice Sara Ott’s Deeply Considered Approach to a Concept Wigmore Hall Recital

29/06/2019

Debussy, Satie, Chopin, Nightfall: Alice Sara Ott (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 29.6.2019. (CC)

Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker

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