Monday 22 July 2019
Review of 'Follow the Star' in Dunedin, from the Otago Daily Times
ST Paul’s Cathedral was the venue for Voices New Zealand’s midwinter Yulefest recital entitled ‘‘Follow the Star’’.
We hear so much about the country’s top sports teams, but I was delighted to review Saturday’s Dunedin performance by one of New Zealand’s international award winning choirs.READ MORE
Friday 27 April 2018
NBR Weekend Review, By John Daly-Peoples
Last week the Auckland Philharmonia premiered FACE, a new work commissioned from Ross Harris. The piece was inspired by the story of Sir Harold Gillies, the New Zealander who became the father of plastic surgery and who, along with several other New Zealand surgeons treated the disfiguring facial injuries sustained by soldiers during World War I.READ MORE
Monday 23 April 2018
Reviewer: William Dart, NZ Herald
The APO and VOICES NZ perform NZ composer Ross Harris’s new work, Face.
“One sensed justifiable pride when Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra CEO Barbara Glaser announced the Enigma concert had drawn a full house and, best of all, the programme included a major commission, shared with the BBC, ” writes William Dart.READ MORE
Tuesday 13 March 2018
VOICES NZ & The King's Singers in concert
“The King’s Singers sextet were good-humoured, supremely talented, effortlessly accomplished, confident and gracious. Voices New Zealand was impeccably supportive, balancing the sextet and reinforcing the climax of the chosen works. The two groups were complementary, symphonious – superb.
It was a refined, inspiring, entertaining evening – a precise, crystalline, perfect concert.”- Stephen GibbsREAD MORE
Saturday 25 November 2017
NZ Herald’s William Dart reviews the latest VOICES CD, ‘Requiem for the fallen’READ MORE
Thursday 5 October 2017
The commissioning of challenging new work is essential in a genre that can at times feel safely, beautifully two-dimensional, and The Unusual Silence is a commission Grylls and Voices New Zealand can be thoroughly proud of.READ MORE
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Voices NZ Chamber Choir led by the world-renowned conductor Karen Grylls
The Unusual Silence, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir’s WWI commemoration, was a powerful and reverberant experience in the marble halls of Auckland Museum.READ MORE
Sunday 27 March 2016
"The entire performance was characterised by captivating finesse, and did honour to Shakespeare."
Festival presents Shakespeare songs from two choirs in admirable literary and musical contexts.READ MORE
Sunday 13 March 2016
"...a splendid recognition of one of New Zealand’s true international celebrities."
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir at the Michael Fowler Centre, March 13 2016, reviewed by Lindis Taylor of Middle C.READ MORE
Sunday 13 March 2016
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir directed by Karen Grylls and Terence Dennis (piano)
Reviewed by John Button, Dominion Post
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir at the Michael Fowler Centre, March 13 2016, reviewed by John Button of the Dominion Post.READ MORE
Thursday 17 September 2015
"The country's premier chamber choir maps out an unforgettable journey." ***** William Dart, NZ Herald
Conductor Karen Grylls explains the disc’s title, Voice of the Soul, as “a metaphor for a journey of traditions, story telling and passionate music of the senses”.READ MORE
Wednesday 25 March 2015
In festival’s homegrown highlight, orchestra and voices give rich offering of oratorio’s message of peace.READ MORE
Sunday 22 March 2015
In a nutshell, as the Festival brochure put it, Ata Reira promised an evening of award-winning choirs, majestic voices and Te Reo Maori in song. Both separately and together, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and the New Zealand Youth Choir delivered all this in a choral celebration of light … and much more.READ MORE
Review of 'Follow the Star' in Auckland, by Clare Martin from Radio13
There was magic spun from Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir led by distinguished conductor Karen Grylls in their concert at St Matthew-in-the-City in Auckland, NZ last night. A midwinter Yulefest celebrating Christmas with music from both northern and southern hemispheres including a significant number of NZ composers. The theme for the selection was Follow the Star, the North Star leading the Wise Men to the nativity and the stars of our very own star cluster Matariki.READ MORE