Mary-darkness

Advent motet for unaccompanied choir (SSAATTBB). Difficulty: moderate. Text I live my Advent in the womb of Mary And on one night when a great star…

Heroic Handel

Handel’s Messiah. The Oriana Chorale and Sinfonia conducted by David Mackay, St Christopher’s Cathedral, Saturday, December 18, 2010. Reviewer: Jennifer Gall For many, Christmas is not Christmas without a…

Chorale touches the heart

Oriana Chorale: Alabaster Reviewer: Jennifer Gall Canberra Times, 12 October 2010 How refreshing to hear a concert dedicated to significant choral music of the 20th and…

Songs of Sundrie Natures

Reviewer: Jennifer Gall, Canberra Times, 28 March 2010 This concert was one of those rare occasions when it seems that the elements conspired to assist in elevating…

Purcell’s music done proud

Purcell: A 350th birthday tribute. Canberra Choral Society, Llewellyn Hall, November 7. Reviewer: Jennifer Gall I had not expected so much delight in one concert. Each item…

Mysterious, majestic music

The Pocket Score Company, Nachtmusik: A Concert of German Music from the 13th to the 18th centuries. All Saints, Ainslie, July 5. Reviewer: Jennifer Gall. It was…

On having time to think

If you work with Microsoft Outlook, you’ll be aware that its default setting is to scream for your attention every time you receive an email. Not…