Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (1) – A neglected Schumann oratorio opens the Season

13/08/2011

  Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus and soloists Sir Roger Norrington (conductor), Usher Hall, 12. 8.2011 (SRT)

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Llŷr Williams plays epic Beethoven on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

13/08/2011

  The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (1) – Llŷr Williams (piano), Greyfriars Kirk, 12. 8.2011 (SRT) Read more

Three Choirs Festival 2011 (7) – Young Scottish Musicians propel Worcester into the 21st Century.

13/08/2011

Ravel, Mahler, James MacMillan: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Christoph-Mathias Mueller (conductor), Jane Irwin (soprano), Worcester Cathedral, 11.8.2011 (RJ) Read more

Three Choirs Festival 2011 (5) – Sir Andrew Davis’ fine performance of an Elgar rarity

12/08/2011

   Elgar,  Caractacus, Op. 35 (1898):  Judith Howarth (soprano) (Eigen), Ben Johnson (tenor) (Orbin). Peter Savidge (baritone) (Caractacus), Stephen Roberts (baritone) (Arch-Druid  & Bard), Brindley Sherratt (bass) (Claudius), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis. Worcester Cathedral. 10.8.2011 (JQ) Read more

CARLA REES – AN URGENT APPEAL

12/08/2011

 An Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Carla Rees: Seen and Heard Reviewer and Professional Flautist (Eds) Read more

Three Choirs Festival 2011 (4) – A memorable Mahler performance from the Philharmonia and Susanna Mälkki

10/08/2011

Mahler; Symphony No 3 in D minor Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Ladies of the Festival Chorus, Choristers of the Three Cathedral Choirs, Philharmonia Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki. Worcester Cathedral. 8.8.2011 (JQ) Read more

Three Choirs Festival 2011 (3) – English Composers-in-exile turn up for the Festival

10/08/2011

 English Exiles – Peter Philips, Richard Dering, John Bull Royal Holloway College Chapel Choir, English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Rupert Gough (conductor & organ), Tewkesbury Abbey, 8.8.2011.  (RJ) Read more

Three Choirs Festival 2011 (2) – A dignified and moving commemoration of 9/11

09/08/2011

Barber, John Adams. Mahler, Mozart:  Julia Doyle (soprano), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Simon Wall (tenor), Robert Macdonald (bass), Festival Chorus, Choristers of the Three Cathedral Choirs, Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington. Worcester Cathedral. 7.8. 2011 (JQ) Read more

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