"A very important and extensive role is assigned
to the Evangelist. Stefan Berghammer entered into the role totally.......
clearly and strikingly he recounted the story of Jesus’ capture,
torture and death on the cross, and at suitable moments his eyes flashed
and the emotion in his voice broke through. His clear German diction and
well-timed accentuation of the text ensured that one’s attention
always remained on the narratiive"
"Stefan Berghammer lent a radiant brilliance to the archaic vocal
works. He teased out the
niceties of the complex rhythmic structures meticulously. An almost
swinging and victorious sound filled the Franziskanerkirche by night,
and held the listener spellbound"
Heidemarie Klabacher (Salzburger Nachrichten) about a concert with motets by Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut, Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg (A)
“Finally the four vocal soloists made a decisive
contribution to the total success. Above all Stefan Berghammer as the
Evangelist, with an open and light high range and powerfully convincing
pieces were interpreted by Stefan Berghammer in a crystal-clear tenor
...... this music lives from the power of the word, and singer and
organist have subordinated themselves in an excellent way."
Süddeutsche Zeitung about a solo-concert of motets by Cl. Monteverdi, S. Bernardi, G. Frescobaldi, F. Cavalli und H. Schütz with organist Ernst Bartmann, Dorfen (D)
|"...when Stefan Berghammer
entered the scene it was clear that he may be numbered with the great
Evangelists of the past, such as Richard Lewis and Peter Pears"
Amersham News about a performance of St. John Passion by J.S.Bach with the Royal Academy of Music, Amersham (GB)
Pure music on
the banks of the Charente
"This year it is above all the Huelgas Ensemble, conducted by Paul Van Nevel, that has left the deepest impression. First of all because Antoine Brumel’s Mass from the end of the 15th century is such a stunning and daring work. But ultimately because, even though Van Nevel has been unrivalled in the field of Renaissance choral music for over thirty years, his ensemble has simply never sounded so perfect – twelve singers, all displaying an equal degree of purity and precision."
July 24, 2007 - Le Figaro (Christian Merlin).
The CD-recording "Da Pacem Domine" / Jacobus de Kerle - Huelgas Ensemble - Dir.: Paul van Nevel - C: Harmonia Mundi has been awarded with the EDISON CLASSIC AWARD 2007.
Phenomenon concert Netherlands Chamberchoir
"The Netherlands Chamberchoir is a definition in the dutch music world: it is choir of great class.... In the Big Church of Leeuwarden this phenomenon vocal ensemble gave a concert which will be remembered for a long time."
November 29, 2007 - Friesch Dagblad (Jack Frölich)