“Taylor followed with a rendition of ‘Where’ere you walk’ from Handel’s Semele that was truly sublime. The transcendence that we were about to experience in the ensuing hours had begun to unfold…Next came world famous Canadian tenor Benjamin Butterfield singing Mandoline by Claude Debussy, Marie by Randy Newman, and Die Taubenpost by Franz Schubert. Butterfield, […]
“Bach got what he deserved last Friday evening. That is, the perfect setting for his music at Lehigh University’s Packer Memorial Church…The soloists, who have all appeared at past festivals, are familiar with the works of Bach and always able to portray the power and mystery of his work. They are soprano Agnes Zsigovics, bass […]
“…I encountered a final “Amen” so hypnotic and absorbing, the fugues full of drama. They sealed the impression that not only is Halls an engagingly graceful conductor to watch, but he’s an imaginative interpreter who can offer fresh insight into a work that you may have thought you knew well” – Read more at twincities.com.
“Daniel Taylor stood out with his beautiful and powerful countertenor…The performance concluded with rapturous applause, praising the fact that the Bach Choir resides in Bethlehem.” Read more at mcall.com.
“It’s clear that Daniel Taylor adores the human voice. He has meticulously chosen the singers he works with and shepherds these talents with sensitivity and a deep understanding of the music. This vale of tears turns into a river that flows forth, nearly a century later, into Bach’s Cantata BWV 165.” – Read more at […]
“Daniel Taylor’s heartfelt alto singing continues to be greatly rewarding.” Read More
“Daniel Taylor’s purity of tone and dramatic urgency lent the arias “Qui sedes” and “Agnus Dei” heart-gripping immediacy.” READ MORE
“The most notable part of the performance was the duet between Kirkby and Taylor. Kirkby’s voice was as centred and radiant as always.” Read more here.
“Sherezade Panthaki’s Michal was glorious, her clear, crystalline soprano piercing Koerner Hall, making her character come alive in her purity and goodness.” “Daniel Taylor’s counter-tenor, clear and focused, provided a perfect rendition of the sweetness and goodness of the Bible’s David.” Read more here.