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5 hours, 25 minutes ago   -  

Letter: Oliver Bannister obituary

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9 hours, 34 minutes ago   -  

Messiah review – the Dunedin Consort delivers Handel’s epic with zest

St John’s Kirk, Perth John Butt led a choir of just 12 in a vivid performance that was at turns sensual, unflinching and menacing Continue reading...

14 hours, 39 minutes ago   -  

What's the score? The classical music quiz of the year

Were you paying attention in 2014? See how many of these comings and goings, firsts and lasts, and highs and lows you remember Continue reading...

15 hours, 39 minutes ago   -  

The King's Singers' Christmas playlist

In the final in our series, a cappella group the King’s Singers create a special festive playlist for us - from Bach to Bublé, from carols to Crosby. / It’s no secret that Christmas is our favourite time of the year, not just ...

19 hours, 8 minutes ago   -  

The month in arts: MOFO Sideshow, Sugar Mountain and Flickerfest

Get through the festive season with Anne Ferran’s Shadow Land, Australia’s largest short film festival and the cellists who made it big on YouTube / Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Un Ballo in Maschera review – few new ideas, none of them interesting

Royal Opera House, London In Katharina Thoma’s production, the acting is rudimentary and there’s nothing subtle in the musical performance, despite the pedigree of the castThe fashion parade of European directors that ...

Yesterday   -  

The Hilliard Ensemble review – poignant farewell after 41 years

Wigmore Hall, London The last performance by the much admired early-music vocal group was always going to be an emotional occasion Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Hidden gems 2014: the albums that got away

From gloriously messy pop to avant-garde techno and a symphony for eight hands, the Observer’s critics pick some of the releases that didn’t get the acclaim they deserved in 2014 / Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Stephen Cleobury: ‘The next auditions are on 24 January so get in touch’

The director of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge on the annual ritual of their live Christmas Eve broadcast, that last-minute soloist - and a call for new recruits Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Gloria in excelsis deo: Britain tunes in to its spiritual side

A raft of new choral works as well as the traditional carol concerts show that Britons have a renewed appetite for sacred music Continue reading...
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