Full review of In The Dark
“The Renaissance polyphony is exceptionally well done. Careful attention to phrasing keeps the music tight and clean, and allows it to open out and breathe while at the same time giving just the right impression that the singers themselves don’t need to breathe much. This is singing that brings great pleasure.”
Full review of In The Dark
I had a tremendous time leading a group of 14 early music enthusiasts last weekend. The setting was absolutely perfect - a 14th Century barn in Egerton, Kent. The workshop was based on Victoria's Missa O Quam Gloriosum, with beautiful motets by Clemens, Schütz, Tallis and Byrd in the mix.
I worked with the singers on creating the 'consort sound'. This is much harder than it first seems. Individuals must of course give their all, but they also need to act as a unit, not only listening to each other but responding to each other as well. After much dedication and hard work (and a lot of sight-reading!) the sound was glorious! It really is amazing what a group of singers can achieve when offered the correct guidance and support.
If you would like to talk about arranging a private choral workshop with me, please get in touch!
4 STARS for In The Dark from Choir & Organ Magazine
“The alchemical symbol for platinum is a union of silver and gold and that is the quality of the Consort’s singing, naturally bright even in solemn context, but richly toned and weighty where required.”
We enjoyed the most terrific day of music-making on Saturday, culminating in a wonderful performance in Hall One at Kings Place. One of the audience members commented: "That was the most sublimely beautiful concert I can remember ever attending". Thank you to everyone who supported us; the atmosphere was electrifying! We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert 'Storm of Light' on 16th November 2012 at St Giles' Cripplegate.
An incredible 5 STAR review for In The Dark at Kings Place from Bachtrack, written by Fran Wilson:
“Their voices float, soar, and whisper, while creating both an exquisite intimacy and an expansive grandeur, as the text demands...their scrupulous attention to detail, and immaculate intonation and articulation made this a performance of spine-tingling beauty and conviction.”
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I am so very lucky to be able to spend time in the country, enjoying views like this. Although I love London, having time-out here gives me the opportunity to think about 'blue sky' things. I'm quickly learning that being a freelance conductor and vocal coach is not just about the music; it is about creativity and out-of-the-box forward planning. It is easy to get bogged down with everyday activities (I'm sure we're all slightly guilty of that), so having time in the country helps me to focus on - and even reevaluate - my goals.
The Observer describes Scott Inglis-Kidger's album In The Dark as a “Hugely impressive debut...gloriously clean and focused sound...perfectly captured in this meticulously recorded download”
"Pristine tonal balance and pure tuning...intimate music-making...sensitively sung...vigorously projected"
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2012
I simply cannot hide the fact that I am incredibly proud and excited to have been awarded 4 STARS for Performance and 5 STARS for Recording for my debut album as a conductor, In The Dark. I am so grateful to everyone who made the recording possible; the singers, the Trustees of Platinum Choral Foundation, Adam Binks at Resonus Classics and Richard Bates, our friend and Composer in Residence.
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Just at King's Cross, which seems to be glowing with a certain Olympic splendour. I'm off to the wonderful Durham countryside and, although I'm really looking forward to the break, I can't help feeling a little sad to leave London at this very special time.
I took this photo during sunset yesterday in Motspur Park, Greater London. I was so moved by the scene that I could almost hear music emanating from the clouds. Lux Aeterna - the choral arrangement of 'Nimrod' by Elgar. Too stunning for words alone. What piece of music can you hear?