News & Reviews

6th November 2014

The Canberra Times

The Rolling Stones

"ANU School of Music head rocks with the Rolling Stones"


On 5 November, the Consort of Melbourne performed with the Rolling Stones as part of their ’14 On Fire Tour.  Consort Directors Peter Tregear and Warren Trevelyan-Jones led the choir in a performance of the classic hit You Can’t Always Get What You Want in front of 24,000 people at Rod Laver Arena.


"ANU School of Music head Peter Tregear may well be the coolest educator in the country." - Emma Kelly

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14th October 2013

The Age & SMH

The Crowd

Review: "The Crowd - Many hands make big ideas work"

2013 Melbourne Arts Festival


Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian National Academy of Music, The Consort of Melbourne alongside the cinematography of Jon Frank.

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11th October 2012

The Age Newspaper

Christian Herrnbeck

Review: "Shining a light for lovers of serious music"

2012 Melbourne Arts Festival

The Consort of Melbourne and Monash Sinfonia perform Membra Jesu Nostri at four lunchtimne concerts in St Pauls Cathedral, accompanied by a photographic sequence by Berlin-based artist Christian Herrnbeck projected on a giant screen.


"In this festival program, these Membra shine beacon-like in yet another bleakly populated landscape for serious music." - Clive O'Connell

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4th May 2012

The Age Newspaper

Eric Whitacre

Review: "Golden Light"

2012 Metropolis New Music Festival

"The warm radiant harmonies of leading light Eric Whitacre comprised the final three works of the program and gave the opportunity for the choir to demonstrate its impressive vocal blending and superb dynamic range." - Clive O'Connell

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6th April 2012

The Age Newspaper

W A Mozart

Article: "Completed Mozart Mass for World Premiere"

Consort of Melbourne Director Peter Tregear and soprano Siobhan Stagg featured

The Consort of Melbourne and the Orchestra Project present the world premiere of the newly completed Great Mass in C minor, K427. This edition created by Dr Benjamin Cohrs, using only Mozart's own music.

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28th March 2012

The Age Newspaper

J S Bach

Review: "St John Passion"

Trinity College Choir & The Consort of Melbourne

"A timely Lenten celebration, this performance of the shorter of Bach's two great Passion settings impressed more than anything else for its consistency, the combined choirs of Trinity College Chapel and the Consort of Melbourne as crisp and true in pitch from the grinding initial chorus to the work's final chorale." - Clive O'Connell

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7th February 2012

The Age Newspaper

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Article: "A joyful day for the Dame and the A-list"

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's 103th birthday concert

The Consort of Melbourne perform at Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's 103th birthday concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre, in the hall that honours her contribution to the Arts.

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17th October 2011

The Age Newspaper

Kronos String Quartet

Review: "Sun Rings"

2011 Melbourne Arts Festival

Kronos Quartet & the Consort of Melbourne

"...the Consort of Melbourne, directed by Peter Tregear, supplied the work's choral element that begins with a startling effect but eventually suffers from textural heftiness, handled expertly by this exemplary body..." - Clive O'Connell

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4th July 2011

The Age Newspaper

Percy Grainger

Review: "Grainger Celebration"

A concert to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Percy Grainger

"Conductor Peter Tregear emphasised Grainger's powerful lyricism ... He was fortunate in his resources: the 16-strong Consort voices, the warm underpinning of Monash University's String Sinfonia, a vivid viola solo from Matthew Laing, Ensemble Liaison refurbishing Shepherd's Hey and Grainger's version of The Man I Love, a clutch of able wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music, the resonant harp of Jessica Fotinos." - Clive O'Connell

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1st July 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Tregear

Article: "A pioneer more free"

The Consort of Melbourne Director Peter Tregear featured


"Conductor Peter Tregear and the Consort of Melbourne challenge Australia's cultural cringe with a homage to Percy Grainger on the 50th anniversary of the pianist's death." - writes Kylie Northover

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22nd February 2010

The Age Newspaper

Claudio Monteverdi

Review: "Anniversary Concert sets bar high"

Monteverdi Vespers: The Consort of Melbourne & La Compania


" would be well-advised to keep their nights free for the Consort's future events." - Clive O'Connell

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