A summer season soiree of wine and exquisite music

Gorman Arts Centre.

Music / “Summer time Soirée”, Luminescence Chamber Singers. At Gorman Arts Centre, February 19. Reviewed by DANTE COSTA.

A SMALL and intimate gathering of patrons have been handled to a night of positive meals, wine and music at Luminescence Chamber Singers’ “Summer time Soirée” hosted by Gorman Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The  six musicians kicked off this system with a lightweight and humorous interpretation of Dominique Phinot’s “Lynote”. Including that they needed to destigmatise the concept that early music should be inflexible and “severe”, the group selected to deal with the enjoyable and vigorous character of the madrigal, which total made it extra pleasant and quite suited the soirée theme.

Then got here Andriaen Willaert’s “Mon Coeur, Mon Corps” and “Sospiri Miei”. The playful and plosive introductions resolved into stunning sections full of delicate harmonies and complex counterpoint.

Subsequent up was Juan Ponce’s vigorous madrigal “Ave Colour Vini Clari”. The voicing and textures have been nicely developed and sung with clear diction and assist.

Following a break for wine tasting, the musicians returned to the stage to carry out Australian composer Alice Probability’s comical “Phrases for Wine”. The mix of the six voices blended collectively in a candy combination of luminous sound. The dynamics have been nicely rounded and responded nicely to the acoustics of the area.

Every of the shifting elements of Piaf’s “Hymn L’amour” have been weaved effortlessly all through the ensemble and concluded with a ultimate jazzy cadence.

Aa set of Nordic people songs,  Krohne’s “Det Lisle Banet” and Kraja’s “Tystnaden”. started within the decrease voices, the higher voices progressively entered in an ethereal crescendo of sound,  navigating the internal harmonies and shocking twists and turns.

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The ultimate two items of this system, Rob Davidson’s “Let all of it Unravel” and Kate Rusby’s “Beneath the Stars” made for a pleasing and sonorous finish for a stunning afternoon of wine and music.

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Ian Meikle, editor