Dreams and Dances

HALCYON & VOX present
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium

Concert review

North Shore Times,  May 4, 2012
Reviewed by David Gyger

Toe tapping fun, performers stand and deliver

Halcyon and Vox, the youth wing of Sydney Philharmonia, presented a program entitled Dreams and Dances in the Conservatorium’s Verbrugghen Hall the following night.

Soprano Alison Morgan and mezzo Jenny Duck-Chong, joined intermittently by tenor Andrei Laptev and bass Clive Birch, provided splendid vocal solos during a fine program encompassing nine items by as many composers.  Vox acquitted itself admirably and the intermittent percussion skills of Claire Edwardes provided the only instrumental input most notably in a breathtaking performance of Gerard Brophy’s Coil of 1996.