Saturday, May 26, 2007

Enthusiastic audience enjoys performance

The City of Dunedin Choir teams up with the Invercargill A Capella Singers to perform Gloria by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), in a concert presented by the Southern Sinfonia with Tecwyn Evans, Conductor, and Emma Fraser, Soprano, in the Dunedin Town Hall on 26 May 2007.

Extract from the review by Abbey Smith in the Otago Daily Times:

"The concert was well attended by a warmly enthusiastic audience, who clearly enjoyed the diversity and range of the music on offer."

Of Poulenc's Gloria she says: "At first it was not clear whether the choir could match the volume and clarity of the orchestra, but after a few nervous moments the singers lifted their heads and sang really well. Antiphonal sections, in particular, were well done with precise entries and exits. Emma Fraser sang the soprano solos with a pure tone that suited the music. The balance between soloist, choir and orchestra was particularly good towards the end of the piece."

[This is a repeat of the performance on 19 May 2007 in the Civic Theatre, Invercargill.]

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