The 2019 festival Reviews are in


English Baroque with Circa

English Baroque with Circa

As the last of the human towers folded downward, the final notes sounded and the audience rose to its feet, it was easy to believe that for one night we had all been lifted with the artists to touch eternity.
— The Canberra Times- on English Baroque with Circa

From the opening work, a fusion of Bach’s melodies with ambient, humming dissonances that engulfed the audience from all sides, this concert set out Peelman’s far-ranging vision in spectacular fashion.
— Limelight Magazine- on A World of Bach
William Barton, didgeridoo

William Barton, didgeridoo


St John Passion

St John Passion

With their fine playing and singing, this musical ensemble ensured the audience’s engagement throughout. The standing ovation at the end of the performance was well-deserved.
— Canberra City News- on St. John Passion

Schultz’s expressive and highly varied score was vividly brought to life... Peelman expertly brought out the myriad colours and rhythmic variation in this highly engaging music.
— The Conversation- on The Children's Bach
The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner

The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner


Dan Tepfer

Dan Tepfer

...he held the audience silent for what seemed an eternity before it erupted into a thunderous standing ovation. In this performance Tepfer set Bach free, and, in the end, in the aria, Tepfer played with such wonderful sensitivity, he took Bach in his arms for a warm respectful embrace. This was an astonishing performance.
— Limelight Magazine- on Goldberg Variations / Variations

The space provides the perfect chamber for stringed instruments to play in, enabling each instrument voice to resonate so that the audience can savour every distinctive flavour.
— The Canberra Times- on the Fitters' Workshop
Christian Winther

Christian Winther