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Aidan Oliver's 2023 projects as Chorus Director include:

(Click here to see Aidan's 2022 projects)

'The Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the RSNO Junior Chorus rose spectacularly to the occasion.'

Guardian  (Buddha Passion)

'This was the Festival Chorus at the top of its game.'

The Herald (Buddha Passion)

'Top honours went to the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, here giving their final performance under outgoing chorus director Aidan Oliver. They sang with terrific heft and fervent conviction throughout.'

Bachtrack (Child Of Our Time)

Philharmonia Orchestra
with Philharmonia Voices

March 2023
Mahler - Third Symphony
Paavo Järvi

'...all the cheek Mahler asks for from the excellent Tiffin Boys’ Choir, offset by the classy ladies of the professional Philharmonia Voices.' 

Artsdesk  (Mahler 3)

London Symphony Orchestra
with London Symphony Chorus

March 2023
Shostakovich - Symphony No.13
Gianandrea Noseda
Glyndebourne Festival
May - August 2023
Mozart - Don Giovanni 
Evan Rogister
Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore
Ben Gernon
Poulenc - Dialogues des Carmélites
Robin Ticciati
Handel - Semele
Václav Luks
Stravinsky - The Rake's Progress

Robin Ticciati

'The combined tenors and basses of the LSC and LPC kept pace heroically, their diction impeccable and their vocal lines clear and well-disciplined … every word and dynamic counted.' 

Musical America (Shostakovich 13)

'The Glyndebourne Chorus are on fabulous form, with impeccable diction and infectious energy.'

Arts Desk (L'Elisir d'Amore)

'The Festival Chorus is having a busy year as Aidan Oliver steps down as its director,  and the choir was on top form here.'

The Herald (The Bells)

'The Glyndebourne Chorus are on lithe form… Indeed, their musical precision, with gnarly harmonies twisted to perfection, is matched by some of the liveliest acting and movement of the evening. Whether in Mother Goose’s brothel or at the auction, the chorus delivers.'


(The Rake's Progress)

'The Glyndebourne Chorus was as impressive as ever.'  

Evening Standard (Semele)

Edinburgh International Festival
August 2023
with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus:

Tan Dun - Buddha Passion
Tan Dun
Beethoven - Ninth Symphony
Rafael Payare
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem
Szymanowski - Stabat Mater

Sir Simon Rattle
Tippett - Child Of Our Time
Sir Andrew Davis
Rachmaninov - The Bells
Karina Canellakis


'The power of such scenes is testament to the remarkable performances of the cast and ever-excellent Glyndebourne Chorus.'

Guardian (Dialogues des Carmélites) 

'This will go down as one of Glyndebourne’s most unforgettable achievements.'  

Arts Desk (Dialogues des Carmélites)

BBC Proms
August 2023
Poulenc - Dialogues des Carmélites
Robin Ticciati
Glyndebourne Tour
October-December 2023
Mozart - Don Giovanni
Stephanie Childress
Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore
Adam Hickox

Haydn - The Creation
Handel - Messiah

Glyndebourne Christmas Concerts
conducted and presented by Aidan Oliver


'The choral singing, as one might expect, is sensational.'  

Guardian (Semele)

'There are many exemplary performances on stage, including from the exuberant Glyndebourne chorus.'

The Times  

(The Rake's Progress)

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