Greetings from Lucerne… First of all, much apologies are in order for our lengthy delay in posting… we ran into a bit of technical difficulties our last day in London that prevented us from being able to upload any new posts. So, here is a bit of a catch-up!
The London performance at the Barbican (our European premiere of the work) was spectacular and received with resounding acclaim from the highly appreciative London Audience. During the performance, Gustavo, the principal performers, chorus and orchestra were fierce and fearless – and rewarded with an enthusiastic ovation at the conclusion of the performance.
After the performance, the artists were welcomed to a post-conocert reception hosted by the Barbican Centre.
IN THE PRESS…
“…The excellent Los Angeles Master Chorale not only sang from memory but added their own strikingly angular unison gestures.”
“If the urgent choral writing seems to derive directly from the turba choruses in the Bach passions, Adams injects them with an jagged, irresistible energy of his own, right from the opening moments of the work. They were superbly delivered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale”
Here’s a perspective from the stage of the opening night performance, from one of our altos, Kristen Toedtman