"Five in harmony as FS Kelly joins the Brits." Limelight Magazine Sydney
23.12.17 | "Kelly's Elegy: In Memoriam Rupert Brooke (1915) works splendidly with the clarity that a quintet can bring. They move it along nicely bit retain all of its eloquent gravitas... Arthur Bliss's Music for strings, is lithe and engaging in its Allegro outer movements but enticingly beautiful in its utterly unsentimental in the intervening Andante. At first is seemed impossible that, fine as they are, these five players could manage music which is often written in eight or nine parts, with an abundance of double-stopping and the contrasts of solo lines sat against the massed ensemble. Yet they do succeed, at times seeming more forthright than the BBC Northern Philharmonia in my CD of the original version.Bliss created a work of great subtlety and compositional finesse and, for me, the St. George Quintet have produced a splendid rediscovery for me.So, too, was Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite (1923) ..., but so it the quintet’s sensitivity to nuance and instrumental colour: sometimes they have the grace of an elegant ballroom and sometimes the tough trudge of an exercise around the trenches of Flanders.
"By Jove! Un programme so British from St. George" Crescendo
11.12.17 | "C’est une musique magnifique, sublimée par le jeu des musiciens"... "Ici aussi, le St George sonne pleinement, presque comme un orchestre à cordes au complet, et cela grâce à l’ajout de la contrebasse au quatuor à cordes." ... Comme dans les autres oeuvres, le jeu des St George est irréprochable et caractérisé par une cohérence impressionnante"...
08.12.16 | Release by Pavane Records of the debut album of the St. George Quintet: British Legends. Order your copy here!
SGQ opening Klarafestival with flashmob in Brussels metro
All We Need Is Love
23.12.16 | the Klara release of the single All We Need Is Love, featuring 3 Lennon/McCartney songs recorded by the St. George Quintet is SOLD OUT! Many thanks to all who supported this warm action for Flemish Refugee Action.