Absolutely loved it. Very engaging. The choirs' diction and intonation was very good. Well, well done. I will be back for more!
It's been a long while since I have be involved with music that is so ambitious and yet so affecting. To me, a piece that speaks to each of us so personally. I was on a high well into the next day. On the one hand I'm sad to leave this piece but on the other I can only be excited for the New York effort. If this is anything to go by I'm fizzing! A huge thanks to Brian for bringing us through such a big sing unscathed.
A great performance by all sections of performers. I especially enjoyed the choir; their articulation was wonderful
Congratulations. Of the all the choirs I have worked with in Wellington, Cantoris is by far the best, and you've got a very sharp pencil with Brian O'Reegen in front. Best of luck for the future.
a wonderful performance full of passion and emotion. Fantastic choir, your endings were perfect, diction impeccable. All the musicians were great. Under Brian's baton it could not go wrong!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful concert, well done Cantoris!
A stunning performance, and so well-timed for Anzac Day. We loved it. Thank you.
I loved it and really envied the singers for their elation, joy and hard work. "I hope lots get to the Hew York concert.
Very powerful performance of very powerful music. This music had a wide range of emotions from contemplative, to wild to peaceful and the choir evoked with strong enunciation, phrasing, articulation and dynamics to emanate the meaning of the work. Fantastic instrumental musicians who played with aplomb, adding even more strength to the interpretation. Great soloists, karakia kai- waiata performance and enormous thank you to Brian, the conductor, for giving us the depths of this music. Friends and relations who went to the performance are giving extremely positive feedback. They were all impressed and emotionally moved. Thank you, thank you, Elaine
A stunning and wonderful performance in every way. I loved it.
I was glad to witness this moving performance of the Armed Man, sung with commitment and sensitivity by Cantoris choir. The inclusion of a Karakia added valid local focus although I would have preferred it as an addition rather than lose the Adhan which also represents NZ voices, unified in the desire for peace.
hello my name is Christine Dooley, member of the Redemptorists Choir Limerick, Ireland.
Many congratulations, and also on your upcoming wonderful event Jan 2014 New York.
We miss Brian so very much, we learnt so much and loved every practice/Christmas Easter etc with him as director. He is just so gifted. Sniff , Sniff
Ita and I listened to NZ radio interview.
! Come back Brian - all is forgiven!
tell him we said hello
very best of luck
Thanks for your lovely comment Christine. We feel very lucky to have Brian working with us this year. I'll pass on your message. Hope you are still enjoying your singing :))
Hilary lovely to hear from you, yes please do tell Brian we said hello and continued success, yes we are still singing....keeps us going.
never know we might make it to NYC to see you all, stranger things have happened.
Hello Christine - As Hilary said we feel grateful to have Brian as music director - The Armed Man was such an exciting and moving work and he brought out the best in the choir before a virtually full house at St Andrews-on-the-Terrace in Wellington. Great if you make it to New York in January + Clive C
A Special Farewell
Blood Red Roses
Colman & Fields
Harnick & Bock
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Recovering Forbidden Voices
Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Armed Man