“Helen-Jane Howells...was fearless... singing with purity and honesty. Her ‘Remember me'...was heart-rending"
The Observer review by Fiona Maddocks (3.6.13)
“It was a joy to hear Helen-jane Howells' beautiful, clear soprano..." Simon Austin, Mid Sussex Times (30.1.13)
“Robin Blaze was joined by the fine soprano Helen-Jane Howells..." Neil Fisher, The Times (5.1.13)
“Undoubtedly, one of the highlights of the evening was the opportunity to enjoy the vocal skills and musicianship of ... Helen-Jane Howells. Helen-Jane’s wonderful voice and unerring musicianship were heard to great effect in Strauss’s elegiac Four Last Songs. Here the voice becomes another strand in the masterly polyphonic texture, and the purity and expressiveness of Helen-Jane’s voice was ideal for this music. Vocal colour supported by beautiful harmonic changes amid a shimmering orchestral texture are the key to this work, and this blend was achieved to such perfection by soloist, orchestra and conductor, that members of the audience felt that they wanted to hear the music again – immediately!” Roger Evernden, review for the Tonbridge Philharmonic concert (24.11.12).
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