Concert Review: Under Cover of Darkeness/ Castalia Vocal Consort

Concert Review: Under Cover of Darkeness/ Castalia Vocal Consort

Under Cover of Darkness/ Castalia Vocal Consort  Glebe Town Hall 18 June 2022 Vocal consort Castalia, under the fine artistic direction of soprano Amy Moore, returned after their splendid premiere performance in February 2022 with an equally dazzling concert. This time the songs were all linked to the central theme of “nocturnal landscapes and wanderings.”…

Concert Review: St John Passion/JS Bach/ The Choir Of St James’ King Street/ The Australian Haydn Ensemble

Concert Review: St John Passion/JS Bach/ The Choir Of St James’ King Street/ The Australian Haydn Ensemble

St John Passion – J S Bach The Choir of St James’ with The Australian Haydn Ensemble St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney 28 March 2015 J S Bach’s St John Passion is not performed as often as his better-known St Matthew Passion, The St James’ performance in the church’s sympathetic acoustic was conducted by Warren Trevelyan-Jones who…

Sydney Antiphony Presents Death And Venice

Sydney Antiphony Presents Death And Venice

Sydney Antiphony presents its second concert of 2014, Death and Venice, a programme centred around the monumental and macabre ‘Musikalische Exequien’ of 17th century German composer Heinrich Schütz. Taking its cue from Schütz’s beguiling masterpiece, the remaining programme examines death in all its facets and explores musical links between Italy and Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth…