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Miranda Heggie

Articles By Miranda Heggie

Echo Vocal Ensemble, Midlands Arts Centre review - fresh and fun approach to choral singing

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theartsdesk at the Ryedale Festival 2021 - music returns to the moors

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Gweneth Ann Rand, Simon Lepper, Wigmore Hall review - a richly hued collection of songs

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Ryedale Spring Festival online review - sowing the seeds of live music

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The Gesualdo Six, St Martin-in-the-Fields online review - perfectly polished polyphony

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Sean Shibe, Wigmore Hall online review - persuasive and poignant

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Netrebko, Met Stars Live in Concert online review - flashy performance from operatic powerhouse

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David Webb's 'Winter Journey', Wigmore Hall online review - an epic shared

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The Hermes Experiment, Wigmore Hall online review - innovative and uplifting

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Apartment House, Wigmore Hall online review - introspective music for isolated times

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Isata Kanneh-Mason, BBCSSO, Gourlay online review - give thanks for lockdown concerts

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh online review – two Parisian gems

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BBC Proms live online: Anoushka Shankar/Laura Marling - scintillating sitar and fortified folk

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The Telephone, Scottish Opera/Cargill, RSNO, Søndergård, Edinburgh International Festival online - human emotions in digital form

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BBC Lunchtime Concerts from Glasgow's City Halls, BBC Radio 3 review - a feast for ears if not for eyes

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Alina Ibragimova, Kristian Bezuidenhout/Iestyn Davies, Elizabeth Kenny, Wigmore Hall online/BBC Radio 3 review - two perfect pairings

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