Review of The Bawdy Bard

Our opening concert of the season got a glowing review by Michael Caruso (Chestnut Hill Local). We want to share with you some excerpts; we will post the link to the full review when it becomes available.

Lyric Fest opened its ninth season Friday night, September 23, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill by presenting […] “The Bawdy Bard.” Under the masterful direction of Matthew Glandorf, Choral Arts Philadelphia, four vocal soloists and three period instrumentalists romped through a heady roster of songs drawn from the dawn of the art form in the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance […]

[…] Leslie Johnson’s soprano rang with scintillating brilliance beautifully paired with creamy refinement. Maren Montalbano’s mezzo rang with throaty vibrancy and tawny resonance. Steven Bradshaw’s tenor took flight with effortless projection and eloquent lyricism. And Colin Dill’s baritone coursed with power cloaked in velvet. Glandorf achieved equally exemplary results with the choir as a whole. Blend and balance were flawless, pitch and tuning were immaculate, and phrasing was arched and shapely.

Congratulations to all involved!