- So wrote composer Kevin Jones in his review of the Choir's last performance of Mozart's Requiem in May 2006. Thames Philharmonic Choir sang this "mellow and awe-inspiring work" with "musical precision, ease and relaxed commitment..." he continued.
"John Bate’s direction secured an exceptional transparency of sound and textural subtlety sustained throughout the entire performance; dramatic precision balanced by lyrical serenity." There was "a freshness and subtlety to the interpretation, aided greatly by the exhilarating support of the Thames Festival Orchestra."
Kevin Jones (http://kevin-jones.webs.com) is Emeritus Professor of Music at Kingston University.
You can hear the Thames Philharmonic Choir perform the Requiem again on 10 March at Cadogan Hall with its "sympathetic accoustics", with the Thames Festival Orchestra, directed by John Bate.
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