Mask Circle

Concert Review: Nelson Mass/ Sydney Chamber Choir

Nelson Mass Sydney Chamber Choir/ Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra/ Richard Gill City Recital Hall, October 1, 2016 From Dreaming to Distress, the Sydney Chamber Choir performed masses themed around these diametrically opposed...more...

Posted on October 3, 2016 @ 15.37
 
 
Mask Circle

CD Review: ‘Alleluia’ – Brilliance and beauty from Julia Lezhneva

This review was first published in June 2013. The album contains four motets by composers whose music Julia Lezhneva will perform during her October tour of Australia with the Australian...more...

Posted on September 21, 2016 @ 21.03
 
 
Mask Circle

CD Review: Handel/ Julia Lezhneva/ Il GIardino Armonico

This review was first published in December 2015. Julia Lezhneva will perform in Sydney with the Australian Chamber Orchestra at the City Recital Hall. Her concert programme includes Handel’s ‘Salve...more...

Posted on September 21, 2016 @ 11.54
 
 
Mask Circle

Concert Review: Schubert Immersion Weekend / Seraphim Trio

  Seraphim Trio: Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano), Tim Nankervis (cello) With Jacqui Cronin (viola), David Campbell (double bass)  10-11 September 2016, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney Written by Larry Turner The Seraphim Trio...more...

Posted on September 13, 2016 @ 4.05
 
 
Mask Circle

Concert Review: Sato and the Romantics/Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Violin soloist Shunske Sato,  Artistic Director Paul Dyer 7 September 2016, City Recital Hall, Angel Place Written by Larry Turner The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Paul Dyer, continually searches...more...

Posted on September 8, 2016 @ 20.49
 
 
Mask Circle

Concert Review: Australian Chamber Choir/ Bach In The Castle Of Heaven

The Australian Chamber Choir The Australian Chamber Choir, conductor Douglas Lawrence August 21, 2016, Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney   It was an afternoon of heavenly music presented by the Melbourne based Australian...more...

Posted on August 23, 2016 @ 11.20
 
 
Mask Circle

Concert Review: The Metropolitan Orchestra/ The ‘Great’

Glenn Christensen ‘The Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor Sarah-Grace Williams Violin soloist Glenn Christensen 20 August 2016, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo  Written by Larry Turner The Metropolitan Orchestra is arguably the doyen of Sydney’s non-salaried symphony orchestras.  In...more...

Posted on August 22, 2016 @ 11.37
 
 
Mask Circle

CD Review: Arias/ Pumeza Matshikiza

South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza’s second album Arias, released this year on Decca (478 8964) is a diverse portrait collection of operatic arias, art song and popular song from a...more...

Posted on August 15, 2016 @ 15.10
 
 
Mask Circle

Album Review: Aida/ Bocelli/ Lewis/ Mehta

Andrea Bocelli has recently released his 39th album, a recording of Verdi’s Aida, on the Decca label (483 0075). Aida is Bocelli’s 13th opera album and his second recording of...more...

Posted on August 12, 2016 @ 14.08