An Appealing Rinaldo at the Peralada Festival

06/08/2018

Festival Castell Peralada 2018 – Handel, Rinaldo (concert version): Vespres D’Arnadí/Dani Espasa (conductor), Iglesia del Carmen, Peralada, 5.8.2018. (JMI)

Rinaldo © J. Castro-Iconna

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The Three Choirs Festival Pays a Worthy and Well-Deserved Tribute to Sir Hubert Parry

03/08/2018

Three Choirs Festival [4] – Parry: Katherine Broderick (soprano), Mark Le Brocq (tenor), David Stout (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 2.8.2018. (JQ) Read more

A Highly Enjoyable, Vivid First Three Choirs Performance of King Olaf

31/07/2018

TCF Hereford Choir Heads 2 col logo RGB 2016 (2)

Three Choirs Festival [3] – Elgar: Judith Howarth (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), David Shipley (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Hereford Cathedral, 30.7.2018. (JQ)

Andrew Davis (c) Dario Acosta

Andrew Davis (c) Dario Acosta

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An Outstanding Parry Performance Crowns a Memorable Concert by Tenebrae

31/07/2018

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Three Choirs Festival [2]: Tenebrae / Nigel Short (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 30.7.2018. (JQ)

 

Tenebrae (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

Tenebrae (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

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Committed Revivals of Two Neglected English Choral Works at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2018

TCF Hereford Choir Heads 2 col logo RGB 2016 (2)

Three Choirs Festival [1] – Ireland, Smyth: Eleanor Dennis (soprano); Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano); Paul Nilon (tenor); Neal Davies (bass) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 28.7.2018. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

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A Director Delves Into Dance for Gluck’s Classic Tale

27/09/2017

Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket (conductor), John Neumeier (director), Joffrey Ballet. Civic Opera House, Chicago. 23.9.2017 (JLZ)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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Julia Jones Conducts a Satisfying and Well-Sung Royal Opera Die Zauberflöte

15/09/2017

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.9.2017. (CC)
Mauro Peter as Tamino (c) ROH Photo credit -Tristram Kenton.

Mauro Peter (Tamino) (c) ROH/Tristram Kenton

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Drama, Depth and Democracy as the Doric Quartet Plays Haydn

14/09/2017

Haydn: Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington & Jonathan Stone [violins], Hélène Clément [viola], John Myerscough [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.9.2017. (CS)

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Doric String Quartet

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