Shapeshifter

Take one great modern composer (Steve Reich), four gorgeous Hebrew psalms (Nos 18, 19, 34, 150), three sopranos (Lucy Bray, Katy Huntley, Farah Ghadiali), one alto (Juliet Telford), one conductor (Gregory Rose) one brilliant ensemble (Shapeshifter) and one lovely venue (St Alfege’s in Greenwich) and you have all the ingredients for a five-star performance of Reich’s extraordinary Tehillim featuring young Trinity Laban musicians playing a percussion-heavy rendition that also included two electric organs. This concert was the perfect answer to anyone who insists that contemporary “classical” music is too challenging and difficult. Mesmerising.

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