Concert reviews: 12 October 2019

In the London Philharmonic Choir's first appearance of the season with a stellar line-up of soloists, Edward Gardner's Verdi Requiem did not dissapoint filling the Royal Festival Hall with terror and emotion.

 

★★★★☆ ‘Before [Edward Gardner] takes up the post in 2021, they’re giving their audience little glimpses of him, just enough to whet the appetite. Saturday night’s concert…was one of them.’ Ivan Hewett, 14 October 2019, The Daily Telegraph

★★★★☆ ‘a triumph of blazing music, and performance’ Boyd Tonkin, 14 October 2019, The Arts Desk

★★★★☆ ‘a stunning close to a top-quality evening.’ Stephen Pritchard, 14 October 2019, Bachtrack

‘[Edward Gardner] released a spirituality that had you hanging on every musical and textual detail’ Peter Reed, 12 October 2019, Classical Source