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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 7. 1962.


The University Music Club's concert deserved a bigger audience, than it got. Maybe Vic. doesn't care that it has a music club with some resources of talent; but perhaps it doesn't know — does the club committee advertise enough?

Wednesday's crowd didn't look too bad during Maurice Quinn's performance of yet another of those off-the-peg Telemann sonatas.

When most of the audience trooped onto the stage to sing an unaccompanied medieval sequence, motet and Missa Brevis, we realised how few of us were left on the floor to applaud. As it turned out, we applauded Warren Bourne's choir more on principal than out of conviction.

It was good to hear early music tackled so gamely. Mr Bourne should be asked to tackle more, and the importing of Roy Murphy's trombone to support the tenor line of the motet was imaginative and right. But the whole thing sounded (and perhaps was) grotesquely under-rehearsed — resonant attack after resonant attack sinking into embarrassed fumble.