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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954

Soiree Musicale

Soiree Musicale

Correct and Beautiful. Two fine brackets of French and English madrigals were presented by the Madrigal Group at the Music Society's recent Soiree Musicale. The eight singers have reached a very high standard: they sang on pitch and in rhythm, their fortes brilliant and their pianissimos vibrant if there is a madrigal group in New Zealand worth recording, this is it Watch for the N.Z.B.S. talent scout.

Noble Sonority. Tour ie premiere fois—a double-bass recital! Vic. music pundits were pleased to hear a Marcello sonata played by John McNellly. At times the extreme lowness of the instrument seemed almost divorced from the accompanying piano, sounding like two different pieces.

Nell MacKenzle. Kippelmeister of the Early Music Group, invested his performances with an atmosphero of secrecy that was irresistlbly droll.