Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach Motets | La Nuova Muisca, dir. by David Bates | St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough | June 20, 2014, 7.30 pm
Beethoven Symphony Nr 9 | Academy of Ancient Music, dir. Richard Egarr | Barbican Hall, London; June 21, 2014, 7.00pm
Mozart Requiem | SWEC dir. James Sherlock | Walthamstow Assembly Hall | July 5, 2014, 7.30pm
Offenbach Vert-Vert; Garsington Education Project; July 6, 2014
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Charmian Bedford with easy, pure, beautiful tones that rose to radiance…was more moving than ever.
Times Literary Supplement
This is a lovely, bell-like voice perfectly able to negotiate the coloratura passages and with a characterful smokiness in the lower register.
Charmian Bedford was particularly lovely: disarmingly candid in her expression, with a beautifully controlled voice that is just the right amount of grainy and able to crack and whisper for added pathos.
Charmian Bedford… reinforced my appreciation of her clear-toned, expressive soprano in Anne Trulove’s solos; ‘I go to him’ had real impact, as did her scene with Baba…
Charmian Bedford, her clear, penetrating soprano projecting strongly… brought dramatic conviction to the ups and downs of Blanche’s progress from timid novice to serene martyr – the scene with her brother had a special intensity…