‘Jeffrey Skidmore and his extremely skilled singers and instrumentalists’, Brazilian Baroque, Seen and Heard International

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Seen and Heard International has reviewed our Brazilian Baroque concert, which was performed at Town Hall, Birmingham on Saturday 1 March.

‘The music was consistently attractive. Among passages that particularly caught my attention was the ‘Laudamus te’, a florid soprano solo which Elizabeth Drury despatched with bright-toned, agile singing. The ‘Qui tollis’ was a duet for two tenors – Thomas Hobbs and Ashely Turnell – in which the music was very fluid, featuring elaborately decorated vocal lines.  This, and other sections involving solo voices, was extremely well done. The full choir made an equally strong showing, not least in the stately ‘Gratias agimus’ and in the buoyant and joyful fugal ‘Cum Sancto Spiritu’ at the end.’
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