Reviews

Below are some extracts from press reviews of recent YMS concerts. They are reproduced here to give you a flavour of what we do.


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"The YMS Orchestra were splendid throughout the programme; the clarity of direction from conductor David Pipe was always clean, musical and authoritative. But the last word must go to the YMS singers and the sopranos in particular, who gave it their all."
(Review: Brahms Requiem, The Press, York, March 2024)

https://charleshutchpress.co.uk/review-steve-crowthers-verdict-on-york-musical-society-orchestra-and-chorus-york-barbican-march-23/

"an invigorating evening, when the choir of York’s twin city, M√ľnster, joined forces with York Musical Society’s choir..Pipe’s broad tempos were excellently judged for this vast acoustic...the exhilarating timelessness of Whitman’s vision, crystallised here in the ultra-soft ending."
(Review: A Sea Symphony, The Press, York, 10 June 2023)


https://charleshutchpress.co.uk/review-martin-dreyer-on-york-musical-society-philharmonischer-chor-munster-york-minster-june-10/

'..there was plenty of fire in all voices for the ‘Dies illa, dies irae’ section of the Libera Me. The sopranos were truly angelic for the In Paradisum.
(Review: Requiem Aeternum, The Press, York, 20 March 2023)
https://charleshutchpress.co.uk/review-martin-dreyers-verdict-on-york-musical-society-requiem-aeternam-york-minster-march-11/

'Cool and controlled...' (Review: Mozart Requiem, The Press, York, 21 June 2022)
https://charleshutchpress.co.uk/review-martin-dreyers-verdict-on-york-musical-societys-mozart-requiem/


‘Special credit goes to the tenors whose vigour belied their relatively small numbers.’ (Review: Bach’s St John Passion, The Press, York, 25 April 2019)

‘A testament to YMS’s unfaltering yet perceptive musical conviction.’ (Review: Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and John Rutter’s Requiem, The Press, York, 19 November 2018)

‘Under principal conductor David Pipe YMS made a moving and convincing spiritual drama of this challenging work.’ (Review: Bach’s St Matthew Passion, The Press, 28 March 2018)

‘YMS is now a choir that impresses each time it performs – and in widely differing repertoire.' (Review: Bach's St Matthew Passion,The Press, York, 28 March 2018)

 

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