The Apollo Ensemble Brings Jewish Baroque Music to Sydney

The 2014 Sydney Festival recently featured a performance of the Apollo Ensemble of Amsterdam, who brought rare treasures from the Jewish Baroque repertory — first performed in our Spring 2013 concert — to the Great Synagogue of Sydney. Limelight Magazine reviews:

The Victorian grandeur of the interior with its whipped cream plasterwork, ornate Ark and commanding Bimah made the perfect setting for a bit of musical drama which, on the whole, was what we got. A plethora of composers were represented, some Jewish, some not, some obscure, some almost totally forgotten in a program designed for contrast rather than representing an attempt at a liturgical reconstruction of any kind.

Read the rest here.