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Reviews

Reviews

The Bach Choir...were splendid

"The Bach Choir...were splendid"

Bachtrack, 5th October 2018


Benjamin Britten - War Requiem Westminster Cathedral October 3rd 2108

The combined orchestral and choral forces showed great subtlety in handling Bernstein’s word painting, subtle and unusual harmonies and rhythms

"The combined orchestral and choral forces showed great subtlety in handling Bernstein’s word painting, subtle and unusual harmonies and rhythms"

The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 6th July 2018


Opening concert of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, 5th July 2018

'Conductor David Hill keeps the performances focussed and moving forward...'

"'Conductor David Hill keeps the performances focussed and moving forward...'"

Ralph Graves WTJU FM a non commercial, educational radio station broadcasting from the University of Virginia, 29th November 2017


Dyson: Choral Symphony & St. Paul's Voyage to Melita (Naxos)

'...a choral concert to remember with pleasure for a long time!'

"'...a choral concert to remember with pleasure for a long time!'"

Maarten Jan Dongelmans - De Gelderlander, 9th October 2017


Nijmegen -

An immense chorus with a rugged vigour

"An immense chorus with a rugged vigour"

Evening Standard, 30th June 2017


Sea Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall on June 29th 2017

'...faster sections of the 'Sanctus' were breathtaking in the light-as-air choral phrases and even if the diction was not always transparent, the ensemble (double choir here) was well balanced, with crisp delivery second to none.'

"'...faster sections of the 'Sanctus' were breathtaking in the light-as-air choral phrases and even if the diction was not always transparent, the ensemble (double choir here) was well balanced, with crisp delivery second to none.'"

www.classicalsource.com, 13th April 2017


Verdi Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall - April 13th 2017

'...on this deeply impressive showing, the Bach Choir has no equal...'

"'...on this deeply impressive showing, the Bach Choir has no equal...'"

Classical Source, 31st October 2016


Belshazzar's Feast (Royal Festival Hall - Sunday 30th October)

Bravo to David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for bringing three neglected large-scale works by Charles Villiers Stanford to wider attention in this excellent recording

"Bravo to David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for bringing three neglected large-scale works by Charles Villiers Stanford to wider attention in this excellent recording"

The Guardian, 2nd October 2016


Stanford CD - Stabat Mater; Song to the Soul; The Resurrection

'...David Hill's latest in a string of excellent choral recordings for Naxos...'

"'...David Hill's latest in a string of excellent choral recordings for Naxos...'"

BBC Music Magazine, 30th September 2016


Stanford CD - (Choral Music) Stabat Mater; Song to the Soul; The Resurrection. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Bach Choir and soloists: Elizabeth Cragg, Catherine Hopper, Robert Murray and David Soar. Conducted by David Hill.

... the real star of this show was The Bach Choir itself, and the standard of choral singing throughout was impressively high

"... the real star of this show was The Bach Choir itself, and the standard of choral singing throughout was impressively high"

The Arts Desk, 22nd March 2016


Bach St Matthew Passion, Royal Festival Hall, Sunday 20 March 2016