St Peter’s was deservedly packed out on both nights, and the Adelaide Festival clearly ‘hit a six’ with this programming.
…delighted the capacity audience with their poise, presence and purity of sound at the Festival concert The Complete Motets of JS Bach.
From the moment that the ACS began with “Komm, Jesu, Komm”, the respectful audience was transfixed and transported to whichever spiritual plane they chose.
Der Geist hilft Schwachheit auf is harder to perform… but here too ACS acquitted themselves with the highest colours. Even Jesu, meine Freude, with its central five-part double fugue and trios thrown in, failed to unseat the singers. Intonation didn’t deviate one jot.