La Nuova Musica

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Listen to us: Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)

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Reviews for 31st Christmas Festival at SJSS

Here are the reviews from our Concert at the 31st Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square: Bach – Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV62 Bach – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV51 Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate K165 Haydn – Missa Sancti Nicolai Lucy Crowe – soprano David Blackadder – trumpet Ruth Hansford for Planet Hugill Baroque and classical delights ★★★★ "Bach cantatas, Haydn's St Nicholas Mass and a Mozart soprano showpiece in this delightful Christmas programme. David Peter Bates … [read more.....]

The Critics Loved La Calisto At Wigmore Hall

Here are a selection of highlights from the reviews: "The singing was suave, wordy and quick-witted from the goddesses to the sidekicks Mercurio (James Newby) and Silvano (Edward Grint), and Mead’s noble shepherd, while the pathos and comedy in Calisto’s erotic downfall were exquisitely balanced by Crowe. After this and their delectable Acis and Galatea, how long before La Nuova Musica get the theatre run they deserve?" Anna Picard - The Times **** "David Bates and La Nuova Musica gave … [read more.....]

4 Star Couperin Disc Review In The Guardian

Couperin: Lecons de Tenebres, etc CD review – ravishing tribute by early music's finest voices "Two of the UK’s finest early music voices divvy up Les Leçons de Ténèbres – outrageously sensual liturgical lamentations written by François Couperin for Holy Week in 1714. In the first lesson, Lucy Crowe is ecstatic and golden, ravishing in her upper flourishes and the way she pushes and lingers on those achy-sweet dissonances. In the second lesson, Elizabeth Watts is grainier, softer-edged, … [read more.....]