Halls, Bragle, Dobson, & Panthaki deliver Mozart’s Requiem in Milwaukee

Halls, Bragle, Dobson, & Panthaki deliver Mozart’s Requiem in Milwaukee

“Guest conductor Matthew Halls led the orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and soprano Sherezade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Lawrence Wiliford and baritone Alexander Dobson in an emotionally charged performance.” — Read more at jsonline.com. Photo: Jonathan Kirn / MSO

Cooley and Bragle sing “Mozart’s Idomeneo, Specially Adapted for Carmel”

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 in Meg Bragle, Reviews, Thomas Cooley | No Comments
Cooley and Bragle sing “Mozart’s Idomeneo, Specially Adapted for Carmel”

“The role of Idomeneo sung by Thomas Cooley was brilliant, especially since several of his arias are easily some of the most challenging in the tenor repertoire. His physical stamina, coupled with his masterful musicianship allowed for an impressive delivery, especially in some challenging melismatic passages. It was an impressive accomplishment…Meg Bragle sang the role […]

Preview: McGegan, Bragle and PBO bring Messiah to Weill Hall

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Artist News, Meg Bragle, News, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
Preview: McGegan, Bragle and PBO bring Messiah to Weill Hall

“British-born McGegan will take his period instrument ensemble and accompanying chorale to Weill Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, for an unabridged performance of the “Messiah,” one of the best-known works of the baroque era. “We are doing it complete, so there is no escape,” the wry conductor said in a phone interview from […]

NY Times review: Bragle sings ‘Messiah’ at St. Thomas

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
NY Times review: Bragle sings ‘Messiah’ at St. Thomas

“For many New Yorkers of a classical bent, the holiday season officially begins with the two performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue…Ms. Bragle and Mr. Bell were especially strong, pliant and communicative.” – Read more at nytimes.com.

Cooley, Van Doren, Bragle: “spirited advocacy for Handel rarity”

Cooley, Van Doren, Bragle: “spirited advocacy for Handel rarity”

“Thomas Cooley brought a vibrant and forceful tenor to Judas…Cooley was consistently strong of voice and alive to the text—ardent and elegant in “No unhallow’d desire” and delivering a clarion “Sound an alarm!” Bragle brought a natural ease and nobility to her arias and Van Doren conveyed her solos with a fresh, graceful quality. Van […]

Bragle and Panthaki with the Calgary Philharmonic

Bragle and Panthaki with the Calgary Philharmonic

“No one in attendance will forget the radiant, pure singing of Sherezade Panthaki…Meg Bragle, the other vocal soloist, sang with warmth and an secure command of languages and style.” – Read more

Meg Bragle: Bach Cantata Project review

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in Artist News, Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Meg Bragle:  Bach Cantata Project review

“Alto Meg Bragle is new to the project and sang splendidly. Bragle’s work proved just as distinguished in the Advent cantata, Prepare The Ways, Prepare The Path.” Read more at The Vancouver Sun.

Matthew Halls, Sherezade Panthaki, Meg Bragle: Ottawa Messiah review

Matthew Halls, Sherezade Panthaki, Meg Bragle: Ottawa Messiah review

“Conductor Matthew Halls seems to have absorbed all the best of current thinking on how the works should be performed and added a bit of elegance with his own insights. Need I add that the orchestra played beautifully?” “A special nod must go to soprano Sherezade Panthaki for the purity of her voice and the […]

Meg Bragle: Duke University Chapel Handel review

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Artist News, Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Meg Bragle: Duke University Chapel Handel review

“Meg Bragle’s voice was even across its range, and she showed great care for the meaning of the words. Her performance of Part II’s “He was despised and rejected of men” brought out new, deeper aspects of the text.” Read more at CVNC.

Matthew Halls, Meg Bragle: Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus were Superb

Posted on May 11, 2013 in Matthew Halls, Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Matthew Halls, Meg Bragle: Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus were Superb

“Maestro Halls’ conducting is very energetic, and reflects great confidence in demanding precisely what he wants from the orchestra and from the choir. I have often thought that by closely observing a conductor, one could determine if the conductor was primarily a choral conductor or a symphonic conductor. I say that because choral conductors sometimes […]