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Mahler: Resurrection Symphony Concert Reviews

A selection of reviews from the highly successful Vivace Chorus performance of Mahler: Symphony No.2 & Bruckner: E minor Mass at Guildford Cathedral on the 11th November 2017. Robert Benjafield Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is one of those works which, when sung and played with passion, is a truly visceral experience. […]

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Gearing up for triumphant performance of Mahler 2

Mahler Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection’ Why, for a flagship Vivace Chorus concert to celebrate my 60th birthday, would I select a work which has only about 15 minutes of choral singing at the end of the Symphony? Simply, because they are some of the best 15 minutes in the choral repertoire, […]

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All the world’s a stage – Concert Review

All the world’s a stage – or – No holds ‘Bard’ The Vivace chorus and The Brandenburg Sinfonia directed by Jeremy Backhouse joined forces with members of the Guildford Shakespeare Company to present an evening of Shakespearian delight at GLive on Saturday evening. The works of Shakespeare have influenced composers […]

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Mass in B Minor – Concert Review

Bach’s Mass in B minor presents plenty of questions for those that research and perform this great work; such as why did Bach compile some of his greatest works and revise them (some more considerably than others) to set a complete Roman Catholic Mass when he worked within a Protestant-Lutheran […]

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Surrey Ad review of RAH Vivace Chorus concert

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE OF REQUIEM FROM VIVACE Vivace Chorus Verdi’s Requiem – Royal Albert Hall – Rating: ***** The Verdi Requiem is much-loved and often performed and last Sunday the Vivace Chorus put together a memorable and moving performance at the Royal Albert Hall, singing to a near capacity audience. The concert, which […]

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Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Concert Review

Jeremy Backhouse, conductor of the Guildford-based Vivace Chorus, never ceases to craft interesting programmes and last Saturday we were treated to the pairing of Haydn and Karl Jenkins in a choral concert at Guildford Cathedral. Haydn’s ‘Mass in Time of War’ is a work full of pride and positivity and […]

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