New Year’s Eve celebrated in style at the Dome

A near capacity audience at Brighton Dome were treated to a wonderful concert (dubbed “a memorable afternoon” by one reviewer) by the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor Stephen Bell and joined by the superb soprano Ailish Tynan.

Writing for the Brighton & Hove Independent reviewer Chris Francis praised the orchestra who were “led by the charismatic and accomplished conductor Stephen Bell, a regular and popular new year’s eve visitor” noting that “there was plenty of scope for supreme soprano Ailish Tynan to show her control and wonderfully clear interpretation of Viennese classics with a Mikado favourite for good measure.” He referred to Ailish as “The Irish songbird who won the recital song prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2003 and has since gone on to forge a successful all-round career had a busy afternoon and clearly won the hearts of an enthusiastic audience.”

You can read his review in full here: https://www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/whats-on/entertainment/brighton-philharmonic-orchestra-new-year-s-eve-viennese-gala-2019-review-1-9188676

Reviewing for Uckfield News and the Horsham & District Post Phil Dennett declared that ” Soprano Ailish Tynan took the Dome by storm as she sang out the old year and sang in 2020 in supreme style” going on to say “The Brighton Philharmonic also produced a superb performance in what must surely be one of the finest New Year’s Eve concerts staged at the famous old concert hall.” ­

You can read his review in full here: https://uckfieldnews.com/soprano-ailish-tynan-sings-in-2020-in-supreme-style/

Andrew Connal reviewed the concert for Latest Brighton saying of the orchestra: “They treated us to a heady mix of traditional favourites and delightfully unfamiliar polkas and songs from the vast repertoire of the Viennese Belle Epoque” whilst on soprano Ailish Tynan he waxed lyrical saying: “She is a very special, intimate star – and that is quite an achievement with so large a crowd!”

“‘The sun whose rays’ from The Mikado was a high point of this well planned programme which climaxed with a teasing performance of the ‘Pizzicato Polka’ and a really lush rendition of the ‘On the Beautiful Blue Danube’. These were then topped by the two encores. Lehar’s ‘Vilja o vilja’ had Maestro Bell co-opting the audience to sing the chorus and La Tynan soaring up to a sublimely sustained top B! The party ended with orchestra and audience romping through the Radetzky March, egged vigorously on by the maestro whose music, enthusiasm and terrible Christmas cracker jokes sent us off cheered and uplifted into 2020.”

You can read his review in full here: https://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2020/01/01/brighton-philharmonic-orchestra-ailish-tynan-soprano-stephen-bell-conductor/

Dr Brian Hick of Lark Reviews wrote: ” The Viennese Matinee for New Year is always a favourite and with Stephen Bell at the helm and Ailish Tynan in mellifluous voice it could not fail.” He was particularly impressed with the soprano soloist saying: “she impressed particularly with the sensitivity of her approach, spinning gloriously delicate tone in Im Chambre Separee to complement the full flooded romanticism of Adele’s Laughing Song, and Meine Lippen.

You can read his review in full here: https://www.larkreviews.co.uk/?p=5784

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