REVIEWS

Baroque Voices Concert

Reviewed by William Dart

….the 24 singers of Voices NZ Chamber Choir displaying the vocal heft of three times that number….

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A dramatic staging of PASSIO

Audiences were treated to an epic staging of Jack Body’s PASSIO on Sunday as part of the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival.

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Middle C – Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs of Shakespeare Review

"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.

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Voices New Zealand, Terence Dennis (pianist) and conductor Karen Grylls

"...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.

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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.

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NZ Herald CD Review

"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”.

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Peter Hoar: APO Child of Our Time review

Peter reviews the Auckland Festival production of Tippet’s Child of Our Time performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Voices NZ and the NZ Youth Choir.

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Auckland Arts Festival review: A Child of our time, Auckland Town Hall

In festival’s homegrown highlight, orchestra and voices give rich offering of oratorio’s message of peace.

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Choristers revel in celebration of light

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.

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Voice of the Soul

Voices 16, from the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, show a tremendous versatility in a varied yet totally cohesive concert for Atoll Records that creates some especially fine atmospheric moments

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Voice of the Soul

“..a fascinating and lovingly prepared programme which made a strong and delightful impression..”

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Voices NZ Melbourne Concert Review

The audience in St Paul’s Cathedral was treated to a wonderful night of choral music inspired by the idea of the Magnificat.

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‘Requiem for the Fallen’ Review

“This was indeed a never-to-be-forgotten experience for all who attended” – Otago Daily Times.

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Requiem for the Fallen: Review

“Stunningly impressive and emotionally draining” – Brenda Harwood

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VOICES at NZ Arts Festival, NZ Herald Review

"Voices NZ and Grylls are a potent team.."

There was an air of ritual about Requiem for the Fallen, the major music commission of the New Zealand Arts Festival.

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