‘Stirring and thrilling’ – Festival Opening in King’s College Chapel

A stirring and thrilling rendition…” Mozart’s 40th Symphony

 “We heard about as fine a reading of this masterpiece [Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms] as you could imagine. The combined orchestral and choral forces showed great subtlety in handling Bernstein’s word painting, subtle and unusual harmonies and rhythms, and the touches of Gershwin and the hints of West Side Story. They made the case for arguing that this is Bernstein’s finest composition.” 

Again the instrumental and choral forces brought out the subtlety, complexity and emotionality of this Requiem, evident from the Kyrie with dark viscous brooding from the organ and bass strings roiling under the upper voices to the affecting and grave Libera me, followed by the final Lethe-like In Paradisum.” Fauré Requiem

Leon Golub – www.classical-scene.com