Thursday, May 10, 2012

Elgar Resonates with Full Voice in Toronto

When a review begins with:

"This afternoon, a packed house at Koerner Hall was treated to a rare and stirring performance of Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Kingdom by the Pax Christi Chorale, in honour of its 25th anniversary."

And closes with:
"More, please."

Perhaps we should take note.

The occasion was the music of Elgar resonating fully with listeners and performers. As the Musical Toronto Review reports.

The performance was led by conductor Stephanie Martin. Her attentive and skillful musicianship created a highly polished performance of depth and force.

Interview with conductor Stephanie Martin by David Perlman

Having had the fortune to be present at the concert, I concur.
More, please.