Berlioz Grande Messe Reviews: Royal Albert Hall


Following Alexander's recent performance of Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts at Royal Albert Hall with Brian Wright, Goldsmiths Choral Union,  Brighton Festival Chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra the following reviews were received.

'Berlioz requires only one soloist but the tenor part lies very high and exposed. When one has the equally difficult task of filling the Royal Albert Hall it was a pleasure to find that Alexander James Edwards was equal to both. His heroic quality made the Sanctus assertive rather than ethereal, bringing a warmth to the final sections which can in other hands seem somewhat bleak.'

'Alexander James Edwards was strong of voice in the ‘Sanctus’, the highest reaches of which were valiantly achieved, and his plangent tone was entirely at one with the general spirit of the opus.'

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