Reviews of Concentus Performances

City Newspaper, May 30, 2014

Concert Review: RPO presents Holst's "The Planets" 

"The conclusion of "The Planets," "Neptune," features the most famous of Holst's much-copied musical effects: a small women's chorus sings two chords over and over, gradually fading away to nothing. Concentus Women's Chorus (led by Gwendolyn Gassler) had this deceptively simple assignment, and gave those chords a shivery, glassy sound that I think would have delighted the composer." 

 

Democrat & Chronicle, May 30, 2014

Review: RPO ends season with strong program

By Daniel J. Kushner

"The Concentus Women's Chorus, under the direction of Gwendolyn Gassler, contributed an otherworldly element to the already enigmatic final movement of "Neptune, The Mystic.""