It is difficult to believe, but Dame Emma Kirkby is 70 and to celebrate the Wigmore Hall invited her to perform, and with typical generosity she chose to share the platform with colleagues and younger contemporaries. – Read more at Planet Hugill.
“Every breath and every note served both the story and the song, and Emma Kirkby’s particular magic was to make it all sound effortless.” – Read more
“…But no one could rightly complain about a recital as thoughtfully planned and beautifully given as this one. BEMF is to be thanked for bringing, again, two of the best living performers of this, or any, music to Cambridge.” – Read more
“For when of pleasure she doth sing, My thoughts enjoy a sudden spring,” – 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.
“Kirkby, a distinguished English soprano and pioneer of the early music scene, retains a remarkable presence on stage, leaning in on Tuesday to deliver these songs not as antiquated missives from four centuries ago but as urgent and dramatic news, as fresh as this morning.” “…works such as “Time Stands Still” and “In Darkness Let […]