On 2nd August 2018 FCMG performed the first act of Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Vedernikov. Here are some of the reviews:
“The final icing on the cake, even if it is a bit sugary (the lady in our row decided to sing along), comes from the youthful voices cutting through the snow-scene, courageously taken by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.”The Arts Desk ★★★★
“But extra plaudits must go to the bright and warm sound of the Finchley Children’s Music Group, who combined with the lovely twinkling sound of the orchestra to close the piece with a magical Waltz of the Snowflakes.”Bachtrack ★★★
“…as part of a refreshing reading. The ethereal voices of the Finchley Children’s Music Group offered that in their wordless chains of thirds in the final section as the ballet moves from inside the Silberhaus family home to the snow-strewn landscape of a pine forest.”Classical Source
You can listen back to the BBC Radio 3 broadcast of this Prom until 1st September 2018. Click here for more details.