From the Birmingham Post, 22nd June 2017:
Reviews sent to our website , from members of the audience.
Superb! I’m not musically trained but I’ve been listening to
classical music for decades
& have heard a number of recordings of the Orff.
A live performance is audibly preferable – even if the production
is less to one’s taste.
THIS was so strikingly superior and “live” to any recording I’ve
ever heard – plus we could
see how the less featured instruments actually perform.
The joint choir, the juniors and the soloists were powerful,
subtle and convincing.
We thought it an excellent experience for the young singers to be
there in the midst of the
whole performance – and weren’t they mature throughout!
The Bernstein was entirely new to us, again, convincing in its
linguistic variety and engrossing.
As to what can be released from a Pandora’s suitcase! And how
they acted their parts in it!
An astounding evening we would not have missed.
A wonderful Saturday evening at the Bramall.
A warm (very) summer’s evening, a perfect setting in the University, an audience bursting with anticipation—-and amazing performances by everyone.
The sound was quite literally stupendous—it amazed and dazzled and overwhelmed….
Everyone involved must be—and quite rightly—very proud….
A brief note to say how much we enjoyed the concert on Saturday.
The Chichester Psalms were new to us and a little challenging. The percussion was excellent and superb entertainment. Carmina Burana was magnificent. Congratulations to all who took part.