Reviews

In Dulci Jubilo – Music for Advent & Christmas
November 2019

“Consort 8’s sweetly jubilant program brought centuries old music to life in the modern day…”
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Lamentations: Sacred and Secular
April 2019

“As a recorder player, I particularly enjoy Consort 8 concerts because they include several recorder pieces, always played with polish and technical mastery of the music..”
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A Joyful Noyse 
August 2018

“Ma Follia, based on the famous ground bass La Follia, was a complex, syncopated, rhythmically challenging piece. Only such a professional consort could make it through the numerous changes of key and rhythm and all arrive at the final bar together!”
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Fratres
May 2018

“Tim Chung brought us the secular songs of the lovesick and forlorn……with his trademark clarity of diction and warm vibrant voice”
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A Renaissance Christmas Concert
December 2017

“The ensemble members are masters of medieval and renaissance music …………”
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“….a sparkling concert, brilliantly conceived, wide ranging in it’s celebration of Christmas – from the solemn beauty of a 9th century monastic hymn through to the exquisite peacefulness of a modern day Hebridean carol.
Highlights for recorder lovers were a Bach chorale prelude and a fughetta from his Organ mass and beautifully played by Consort 8’s expert recorder quartet …. whose close proximity to the audience allowed us to appreciate the balance, clarity and richness achieved as the voices interweaved around each other in perfect harmony.”
– Lynden Dziedzic (Sydney Society of Recorder Players committee member)

Ancient and Modern
September 2017

“The Consort 8 program was a wonderful weaving of sung and instrumental music that both delighted and touched deep within…”
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Daphne’s Grand Tour
June 2016

“This ensemble is a class act, professional in every aspect of their performance, and able to unearth music that is rarely presented elsewhere in Sydney.”
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 Advent and Christmas Concert
December 2015

….”This was followed by the well known O Come O Come Emmanuel, a 15th century French melody, introduced with haunting bass and treble recorders. This was probably the most exquisite rendition of this carol I have ever heard.” 
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