"one of the finest concerts in Sydney this year…The Australian Chamber Choir sings complex music fearlessly
"The many listeners were totally captivated by the marvellous sound conjured by the Australian Chamber Choir … At the end … several minutes of standing ovation …" Schwäbische Zeitung, Ravensburg, 17 July 2017
"the choir's performance is magical, confident, dancing as one entity" Weekend Notes 29 August 2017
"The St John Passion was the first major work composed by Bach as Cantor at the Church of St Thomas', Leipzig. Written for his first Easter there, it's designed to impress. It's mesmerising, texturally fascinating, highly dramatic and I think that Bach's excitement at this important stage in his life is palpable", explains the ACC's founding director, Douglas Lawrence.
"Many of the instruments chosen for this work were rarely heard even in Bach's time. He supplemented the usual orchestra with oboes d'amore, oboes da caccia and a viola da gamba, lending a distinctive and contrasting sound to the solo arias. When such a work is performed using modern instruments, much of its unique character is lost. We are fortunate to have fantastic specialist instrumentalists to inspire us with an exciting and authentic sound", concludes Lawrence.
I am not sure how much I can add to this brilliance; you must now just experience this thrilling musical spectacular.
This choir has been travelling around Australia and the world. So it is a wonderful chance to catch them here at home. It is the perfect end to a perfect Eastern Celebration to be able to regaled here in Melbourne at SCOT's Church.
There is a wonderful range of seating from as little as $20 to $90 to suit all budgets.