Vic Hoyland

Squares Circles Labyrinths Birmingham University Review

Birmingham University Music New, 2010

...Stockhausen’s Carré opened the show, with the audience surrounded by 4 groups of instrumentalists and 4 choirs, each with its own conductor. Audience members travelled from as far as London, Belfast, Amsterdam, and Canada to hear this rarely performed highlight of Stockhausen’s output. CEMPR voices directed by Marcus Huxley then performed Allegri’s Miserere and Tallis’s 40-voice motet Spem in Alium, adding a second dimension to the concept of ‘Music and Space’ with the audience seated above the choir in the gallery of the Q Club, which some will know better as Central Methodist Hall. Jonty Harrison then conducted Berio’s music-theatre work Laborintus II, with production and choir training from Vic Hoyland, assisted by Emily Gottlieb (a former pupil of Vic’s, now based at the ROH Covent Garden)....