Exaudi Youth Choir
|ACROSS THE DARK
Exaudi Youth Choir is a winner of the Australian National Eisteddfod Choirs Championship. The choir also gained first place wins in the Sacred, Contemporary and Australian-British sections. Adjudicators Anne Williams and George Torbay praised Exaudi's "excellent attention to detail", saying the ensemble "is blessed with an immediately warm and full sound".
"Exaudi combines artistic awareness and integrity with boundless vitality and a real understanding of blend and ensemble in a wide range of styles... they are ambassadors for all that is best in Australian choral singing".
Tim Lautzenheiser from Ball State University Indiana, USA, and author of The Joy of Inspired Teaching enjoyed the choir's performance at the Australian Music Educators Conference and said, "Listening to Exaudi was the musical highlight of my time in Melbourne. It is simply, FIRST CLASS all the way, BRAVO!!"
"One of our newest choirs, the Exaudi Youth Choir from Melbourne, Victoria, in December of its first CD, as yet unnamed. This CD will make an excellent Christmas gift for lovers of fine choral music.
"The vibrant singing and controlled dynamics of this fine ensemble, the brilliance, of the piano support, the non-intrusive instrumental accompanying and the enterprising choice of repertoire, all add up to another fine choral CD to add to one's collection.
"The opening item on the sampler, 'J'etends le Moulin' is given a secure and exciting performance and the beautiful setting of the Christmas Carol, 'In The Bleak Mid-Winter' by the English composer, Harold Darke, receives a sensitive performance (listen to the fine baritone solo in the third verse of this carol). So much to enjoy."
William R Hawkey, RBA