Concert reviews

Just some of the feedback we have had from our audience and supporters - thank you so much:

  • The orchestra and soloist played their socks off!

  • The orchestra were wonderful, and I was delighted to have come as I've not heard this group before.

  • I couldn't take my eyes off the soloist, she was such an amazing 'cellist.

  • I cannot give enough praise to last Sunday's performance by Trinity Camerata. The selection of pieces blended very nicely. The playing was superb and the overall balance (or mix) for so many instruments was outstandingly good. Just right. Not forgetting the conductor and guest cellist who played their part in making it such an enjoyable afternoon / evening. Many thanks.

    - Brian
  • Blow winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout…! Well, the weather outside St. Edburg’s church last Sunday might have reminded us of King Lear’s dark and stormy heath, but inside all was sweetness and light, as Trinity Camerata presented a wonderful programme of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Not that the music didn’t sometimes reflect the elemental forces intermittently battering the roof: the surging energy of the Eroica symphony reminded us that Beethoven’s musical imagination could reach almost superhuman levels of energy and intensity. What a great piece that is; and how lucky we are to have an orchestra in Bicester prepared to work so hard to perform it! We are also lucky in that the Camerata benefits from Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists: this scheme enables us to enjoy the playing of some outstanding young soloists - and on this occasion the superb cellist Indira Grier joined the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Her effortless virtuosity and passionate commitment to the music was an absolute delight: she clearly has a brilliant career ahead of her. Despite the foul weather, the concert was very well attended, and the audience expressed their appreciation wholeheartedly. I’m sure we are all grateful to the members of the orchestra for being willing to give of their time and talents so generously in order to keep great music alive and to make sure that it remains an exciting part of the cultural life of Bicester!

    - Nigel Timms
  • The best concert the orchestra has ever put on!

  • I especially liked the concerto, which I hadn’t heard before. Gorgeous! Especially the slow movement - I’ve rarely heard such sensitive accompaniment of the soloist, even from professional orchestras.

  • Emma was awesome! Wonderfully sensitive playing, the most beautiful sound and incredible technique - just Wow!!!

    - Tina Gandy
  • What a fantastic concert, the best ever. The singing made the rafters ring, and I actually felt the percussion vibrate through the pews during the Hallelujah Chorus.

  • I had a truly wonderful time performing with such a fabulous orchestra and for such an enthusiastically appreciative audience! Please do keep me in mind if you ever require a violin soloist again!

    - Alex Lomeiko
  • An amazing concert, and so good to know that this orchestra is our local one!

  • What a way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. Thank you to everyone who was involved, a fantastic group of dedicated musicians who played purely for the joy of sharing music with us.

  • Heartfelt thanks for an uplifting and sensational performance.

  • Fantastic concert - well played by all. Emily is definitely 'one to watch'.

    - Jane Olds
  • At some point in the first movement, two heads, which had been between me and the soloist, parted so that I caught the movement of her arm and felt a sense of shock to realise that there was a human agency and a physical object at the source of this "out of this world" sound by which I had been carried away. Also, it is about 70 years since I cried at the beauty of a piece of music, (as an emotional teenager!) but when the quiet theme resumed after the more theatrical passage towards the end of the first movement, I really did feel the tears come into my eyes. I shared this with my neighbour and he had experienced exactly the same.

  • What a lovely family occasion it was, of a very high musical standard and most enjoyable!

  • I have been coming to TC concerts for the last 4 years and I think the orchestra gets better and better!

  • Absolutely fantastic concert; amazing young soloist.

  • The whole afternoon was brilliant and we had a great time enjoying the music. My in-laws couldn’t believe it was a local orchestra.

  • The Bach absolutely danced!