Classic Melbourne

Not quite a review, but honoured to be mentioned (gamba players hardly ever get noticed especially when famous vocal soloists are about!) in this year's performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Melbourne Bach Choir.

Excerpt from Classic Melbourne of 'Grass roots provide a musical feast' by Heather Leviston.
April 9th, 2014

'The quality of the orchestral players also varies, but there was some wonderful playing on Sunday, especially from the winds and Shaun Ng, a viola da gamba player from Sydney.'

Sunday afternoon was definitely intensive therapy for the spirit. The Melbourne Bach Choir was formed by Rick Prakhoff in 2005 to give an Easter performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and draws on singers of all ages throughout Melbourne’s extensive choral community. As with the Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, it is a large body of singers of varying ability but with plenty of enthusiasm. The quality of the orchestral players also varies, but there was some wonderful playing on Sunday, especially from the winds and Shaun Ng, a viola da gamba player from Sydney.