Concert was musical journey through all emotions

11/11/2016

The choir and the soloists gave a truly magnificent performance, exploiting the full range of dynamics and exciting rhythmic changes. The soloists, sopranos Catherine Bass and Esther Levin, counter-tenor Simon Clulow, tenors Luke Phillips and Nicholas Richards and bass Roger Williams stood as part of... 

Monteverdi vespers of 1640

11/11/2016

The choir’s repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present, and often features unfamiliar, challenging works. Saturday’s concert was typically fearless, taking the audience on a journey through 17th century Europe with pieces by Monteverdi – including the joyful Vespers of 1640 – and the... 

Skilful Passion

11/11/2016

The dramatic harmony and balance between the two choirs and orchestra worked beautifully. The choruses were exciting and the chorales smooth and confident. Christopher Watson as the Evangelist gave an outstanding and sensitive performance, but it would have been appreciated by the audience if he and... 

It doesn’t come better than this

11/11/2016

There is a timeless spirituality about Reading Bach Choir performing JS Bach. Their St Matthew Passion was sublime. Perfectionist JanJoost van Elburg rehearsed them long and hard and the resulting performance was sheer joy, written on the faces of performers and audience alike at the end. Over three...