Singers, young actors lovely mix
The Polyphonic Bard
The Street Theatre. November 30 to December 2.
Reviewer: Janet Wilson, The Canberra Times
“The performance intermingled music with scenes that illustrated love in many forms: playful, despairing, cynical, combative and seductive.
“There was excellent balance between the five singing voices and a nice variation in mood as the ensemble moved from the sweetness of Palestrina’s Vestiva I Colli, a wistful expression of love in springtime, to the outrageous Je Ne Menge Point de Porc, complete with porky grunts, and on to the spiritual O Nata Lux by Tallis. David Yardley’s rollicking rendition of Bryng us Home Good Ale was a temptation to clap and toe-tap along and there were well-controlled changes of rhythm and mood in Thomas Morley’s Farewell Disdainful.”
Read the full review at The Canberra Times.