After Snape John Passion, Libby Purves mentioned us in a comment piece in The Times, describing the performance as "dramatic and thrilling". The Thüringer Allgemeine chose the words "refreshing and virtuosic" for their review of the Arnstadt performance - read the full article in German here.
Is was very interesting for us to explore the Dublin version of Messiah for the first time, taking it to the Händel-Festspiele in Halle (in the Dom, where Handel was organist for a year) and returning to the wonderful Dreieinigskeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church) in Regensburg as part of the Tage Alter Musik. The full-length 12/8 version of "Rejoice greatly" was a pleasure to discover, and some unfamiliar cuts and truncations, as well as a complete new chorus ("Break forth into joy") kept us on our toes with this old favourite. Below is the press response (links all to the german reviews):
"the level of dramatic tension, dance-like elegance, and emotional colour that Solomon's Knot drew out of the venerable oratorio was un-heard of in the truest sense" Süddeutsche Zeitung
"a great benchmark performance" Mittelbayerische Zeitung
"Heaven opens over Regensburg" Onetz.de