Reviews: BBC Prom 48, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with BBC Scottish SO/Matthias Pintscher

On Sunday 21st August 2016, FCMG performed Mendelssohn’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside the BBC Scottish Symohony Orchestra and soloists Katharine Broderick and Clara Mouriz conducted by Matthias Pintscher.




Here are some selections from the reviews.

The Arts Desk:

“Katharine Broderick projected each bright vowel and tongue-twisting consonant of “You spotted snakes”, joined by Clara Mouriz and backed with impeccable diction by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.”


“The Finchley Children’s Music Group showed us just how bright-eyed singing is done, and did so with nary a score in sight.”

The Times:

“…with rich vocal contributions from Katherine Broderick, Clara Mouriz and the Finchley Children’s Music Group”

Classical Source:

“The Finchley Children’s Music Group, singing from memory, excelled.”

The Guardian:

“It was entertainingly done, with delicate vocal standouts from soprano Katherine Broderick and mezzo Clara Mouriz, and the Finchley Children’s Music Group providing the shaded tones of the fairy troupe.”