5 stars from The Guardian for Dietrich Henschel’s recital of Wolf lieder with Angelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake at The Wigmore Hall on Sunday.
” Hugo Wolf doesn’t get better than this … Henschel’s ability to absorb himself totally in what he sings, meanwhile, and to give the impression of living the music rather than performing it, resulted in matchless accounts of Grenzen der Menschheit and Prometheus … One of the great recitals, and absolutely outstanding”.
Read the full review at http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/08/kirchschlager-henschel-drake-review?INTCMP=SRCH
David Hill has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum. In addition, he will hold the post of Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting for a three-year term in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music. He will appear with Yale Schola Cantorum on January 26 conducting the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir and Purcell Anthems at Christ Church Episcopal, New Haven, CT.
David Hill succeeds Masaaki Suzuki who has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the choir.
Soprano Helen-Jane Howells appears in the Bach Unwrapped series at King’s Place, London on January 3 with Robin Blaze and La Nuova Musica conducted by David Bates in a programme of Bach Cantata 169 and Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden. At the other end of the repertoire, next week Helen-Jane will be joining The Novarra Quartet to record Joseph Phibbs’ The Canticle of the Rose for NMC.