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York Elijah - review quoted in Classical Music newsletter

James Whittle of York Press was fulsome in his praise for the soloists for York Musical Society's Elijah on 23 May - Susanna Fairbairn, Margaret McDonald and Alex Ashworth - and his review was quoted in this week's Classical Music newsletter:

“Singing the title role, bass Alexander Ashworth's declamatory introduction set the bar high for a characterful performance. His was a less mocking, more forthright Elijah than some, later revealing a vulnerable side under duress from the hostile, alert chorus… The other soloists shone in their various roles, making much of the drama. Soprano Susanna Fairbairn pleaded and rejoiced colourfully as the Widow. A wider variety of dark and melancholic hues were offered by mezzo-soprano Margaret McDonald, most strikingly when portraying Queen Jezebel.”

Posted on May 27th 2015

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