” It was an extremely well curated concert of rather beautiful music extremely well performed.”
“The Elmer Iselers sang with great clarity, precision and beauty”John Gilks, operaramblings.blog
Sept. 30, 2019: Elmer Iseler Singers and Festival of the Sound unite to celebrate 40 years of music-making! concert review by David Richards (torontoconcertreviews.ca)
“… I was moved in a profound way. The Sound: A musical Evocation of Georgian Bay by Eric Robertson with text by Gary Michael Dault is a five-movement work evoking the poetic beauty of the natural environment of the Parry Sound region. But more than that, it speaks in a timely way to the need to make that beauty sustainable as climate change looms menacingly before us.’
“This concert was all about community. The affection between the two organizations was palpable. James Campbell and Lydia Adams added recollections about their many years at the Festival. Lydia spoke about how the ensemble would find ways to make the music work. Even the mayor of Parry Sound spoke about the Festival’s contribution to the community.’
“This was one of the happiest musical events of the season. Bravo!’David Richards
“From the sheer brilliance and crisp freshness of Mozart’s Divertimento in F, to the haunting beauty of H. Janmohamed’s “Reflections on Light”, the audience was led on a magnificent journey of consummate music-making ending on a high note with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.”by BWW News Desk, Jul. 24, 2019
Apr. 21, 2019: Mahlers Resurrection Symphony: So Hopeful It’ll Make You Cry concert review by Jenna Simeonov (Schmopera).