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Aidan Oliver's 2022 projects as Chorus Director included:
Glyndebourne Festival
May - August 2022
Smyth - The Wreckers  
Robin Ticciati
Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro
Giancarlo Andretta
Puccini - La Boheme
Jordan de Souza
Donizetti - Don Pasquale
Ben Glassberg
Poulenc - Les Mamelles de Tiresias
Robin Ticciati

'The evening’s real heroes, though, are the Glyndebourne Chorus: Smyth doesn’t make their task easy but their singing is sensational throughout.'  

The Guardian  (The Wreckers)

'...bitingly delivered with chilling force by the Glyndebourne Chorus.' 

The Telegraph (The Wreckers)

Edinburgh International Festival
August 2022
with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus:

Orff - Carmina Burana
Sir Donald Runnicles
Beethoven - Ninth Symphony
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Mahler - Third Symphony

Thomas Søndergård 
Elgar - Dream of Gerontius
Sir Andrew Davis
Janacek - Glagolitic Mass
Semyon Bychkov

with Philharmonia Voices:
Beethoven - Fidelio
Sir Donald Runnicles
BBC Proms
July-August 2022
Smyth - The Wreckers
Robin Ticciati
Puccini - Il Tabarro
Sir Mark Elder

'But what really seized my ear was the fabulous Edinburgh Festival Chorus, which once again seemed simply the best choral society in the country.' 

The Telegraph (Carmina Burana)

 'The Edinburgh Festival Chorus were wonderful as ever'

The Telegraph (Glagolitic Mass)

'Everything else worked, not least the terrific choral singing of Philharmonia Voices, who brought power and passionate conviction to the final scene of liberation.' 

The Times (Fidelio)

'All demureness was cast aside for Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, for which the musicians were joined by a brilliantly assertive Edinburgh Festival Chorus, who sang with raw energy and searing precision'  

The Times (Glagolitic Mass)

Glyndebourne Tour
October-December 2022
Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro
Stephanie Childress
Puccini - La Boheme
Rory Macdonald
Glyndebourne Christmas Concerts
conducted and presented by Aidan Oliver


'This Elgar series also brought out the best in the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, who sang with admirable precision and bite under their director, Aidan Oliver.'

Bachtrack (Dream of Gerontius)

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