News: January, 2008

Histrionics at the Purcell Room

Funky vocal trio juice received rave reviews for their Park Lane Group concert at the Purcell Room in January. In addition to performing Robert’s Words as part of their programme, juice invited Robert to narrate a selection from Roger Marsh’s Pierrot Lunaire, leading Richard Morrison of The Times to observe that “they displayed their theatre skills in six surreal melodramas from Roger Marsh’s Pierrot Lunaire - with another composer, Robert Fokkens, matching them histrionic for histrionic as a highly-wrought narrator…”

See the full review on the Reviews page of the site.

juice repeats this programme with Robert at the Deal Festival on 10 July 2008 - see the Diary page for full details.

Review: Park Lane Group New Year Series, Purcell Room

juice - Anna Snow, Sarah Dacey and Kerry Andrew

The Times 09.01.2008 (Richard Morrison)

...female vocal trio called juice (trendy lower-case name, naturally) proved as tangy as their moniker.

They have light, folky voices and a delightful manner: big smiles; music memorised so that they communicate directly. But there’s nothing casual about their technical skills. They breezed through the brilliant, Berio-like vocal effects of a piece called luna-cy by one of their members, Kerry Andrew, then deftly sang two exquisite carols by Nicola LeFanu.

Later they displayed their theatre skills in six surreal melodramas from Roger Marsh’s Pierrot Lunaire - with another composer, Robert Fokkens, matching them histrionic for histrionic as a highly-wrought narrator. The latter’s own wittily minimalist Words, James Lindsay’s rap-inspired Sanbiki no Kashikoi Saru, and two well-crafted songs by Piers Hellawell completed the contribution of a group that could have a big future in cabaret...

Park Lane Group New Year Series 2008

Juice perform the world premiere of a complete set of 3 Words at their Purcell Room debut for the PLG New Series 2008. The series runs from Monday 7 to Friday 11 January with two concerts per evening and presents some of the UK’s finest young musicians performing contemporary music.

Juice are Anna Snow, Sarah Dacey and Kerry Andrew.

www.juicevocalensemble.net/

Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London

Monday 7 January at 7:45pm 

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/