Friday, 27 July 2012

Another great review!

We much enjoyed our concert for the Gower Festival on 21 July and were pleased to see a review of the performance in the South Wales Evening Post. You can read the review in full below:

4 Girls & 4 Harps: St Hilary’s Church,
IN the intimate setting of St Hilary’s Church,
Harriet Adie, Eleanor Turner, Keziah Thomas and
Angharad Wyn Jones of 4 Girls 4 Harps, enriched
their audience with floods of melody in an
eclectic yet well proportioned selection of
musical delights.
From Handel to Piazzolla, the audience was
serenaded with sounds that seemed as from
above, transported to bohemian Spain and left
toe-tapping to some spritely Scott Joplin rags in
the small jazzy encore. Between each sensitively
layered piece the girls displayed their heartening
camaraderie and musical savvy with ad-lib
narration and sassy quips. This
call-and-response inter-connectivity translated
seamlessly into both the jaunty jazz medley and
the transcendental Elemental (composed by
Harriet Adie). Adie’s composition was innovative
and well phrased, displaying a timely use of
percussive sounds chiming with contemplative
passages. A nest of warbling nightingales, 4 Girls
& 4 Harps gave us a bounteous evening
perfumed with delightful musical flutterings.