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“Julian Podger’s excellent vocal ensemble” (The Times)

“Skilful blending of sacred and secular…uninterrupted enjoyment…” (Classic fm Magazine on rites of Spring, Cantoris Records, CRCD 6031, awarded ‘Early Music record of the month)

“Immaculate clarity…the effect is magical…” (Early Music News)

“Thoughtfully compiled and superbly executed…” (The Times)

“This is an ingenious anthology” (Early Music Review on rites of Spring, Cantoris Records, CRCD 6031)

“They are a highly impressive group: well-blended, rhythmically secure, absolutely in tune and with the ability to vary dynamics, attack and pacing in a convincing way. (Classic CD)

“Small ensemble tells Passion story with transparent ease” (Hampshire Chronicle on Bach’s St. John Passion)

“Höchste Gesangskunst” (Die Südostschweiz)
("The highest level of singing art")

“…die nicht nur mit Reinheit und Präzision, sondern auch Lebendigkeit und Energie überzeugte…” (Die Südostschweiz)
("…who not only were convincing in their precision and purity, but also in their liveliness and energy")

“…machte Trinity Baroque zu einem Faszinosum” (Stuttgarter Nachrichten)
("…a fascinating rendition by Trinity Baroque)

“Was dieses Konzert… unvergesslich macht, ist die Meisterschaft von Trinity Baroque, so zu singen, als existierten all diese wunderbaren Klänge in einem riesigen Ozean, in den es nur einzutauchen gilt” (Stuttgarter Nachrichten)
("What makes this concert unforgettable is the mastery of Trinity Baroque to sing in a way as though all these wonderful sounds pre-exist in a huge ocean, in which you only have to immerse yourself")

“Es [Trinity Baroque] hat den Kosmos des Denkens und Fühlens dieser Zeit wieder aufleuchten lassen” (Stuttgarter Nachrichten)
("It [Trinity Baroque], has brought the thinking and perceptions of this era to life")

“Trinity Baroque, die mit phenomenal homogenem Kollektivklang und lupenreiner Intonation die polyphonen Welten [der Spätrenaissance] aufleben liessen” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
("Trinity Baroque, who with their phenomenally homogeneous and most pure intonation have livened up the polyphonic worlds [of the late renaissance]")




Reviews of the new Bach Motets CD

"It has been a long time since one has heard Bach's motets so lively in terms of tempo and phrasing, homogeneous in ensemble sound, but also heartfelt and touching."
(Bavarian Radio, February 2008)

What perfection ... if you’re looking for joyous, sunny motets you’ll certainly find them in Trinity Baroque’s recording
(Diapason, Februaru 2008)

The quality is simply extraordinary
(The Independent, March 2008)

Motets reviews in full8


The ensemble consists of fine voices, which blend well…” (Musica Dei Donum- Utrecht EM Festival concert reviews)

“Vrijuit zong…Trinity Baroque in een zinvolle confrontatie met William Byrd” (NRC Handelsblad [Netherlands] - on Utrecht Festival 2003)
("Trinity Baroque sang freely in a clever encounter with William Byrd")

"Een substantiëlere bijdrage aan dit openingsconcert ... bieden de zes zangers van Trinity Baroque, die onder aanvoering van tenor Julian Podger de oren op fabelachtige wijze de kost geven."
(De Volkskrant, Kunst & Cultuur, 28 augustus 2007 - on Utrecht Festival 2007)
("
A more substantial contribution to this opening concert ... was offered by the six singers of Trinity Baroque, who, directed by the tenor Julian Podger, gave our ears a feast in a fabulous way")

"Trinity Baroque, het gezelschap van tenor Julian Podger, schitterde in werken can Schütz en Bach. ...Bachs ‘Jesu, meine Freude’, BWV 227, klonk hierdoor uitzonderlijk intens en afgewogen."
(NRC Handelsblad, 25 augustus 2007, Joachem Valkenburg)
("Trinity Baroque, the ensemble with tenor Julian Podger, performed splendidly with works by Schütz and Bach. ... Bach’s Jesu meine Freude was given an unusually intense and balanced performance.")

"... het openingsconcert met een subliem zingend Trinity [Baroque]"
(AD Utrecht, 27 augustus 2007, Oswin Schneeweiss)
("...this opening concert with a sublimely singing Trinity [Baroque]")

"De Britse tenor Julian Podger van Trinity Baroque verzamelde uitstekende collega’s om zich heen aan wier lippen je als een insect op zoek naar nectar wilt blijven kleven."
(Trouw, 27 augustus 2007, Kees Arntzen)
("British tenor Julian Podger assembled a group of excellent colleagues, to whose lips one wants to cling as a bee in search of honey.")


 

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