26 Apr 2018

Song cycle has Jared Holt change register

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 26 April 2018

The New Zealand String Quartet is appearing soon in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Composer Janet Jennings

Composer Janet Jennings Photo: Supplied

As well as works by Puccini, Stravinsky and Beethoven, there’s a new commission from Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings – In Memoriam, scored for quartet and tenor voice.

Upbeat talks with Janet Jennings, one of NZ’s leading vocal and choral composers, about the new work and its inspiration.

And we also speak with the soloist Jared Holt, who’s recently made the switch from baritone to tenor. A bit of a risk for an established singer? And how does it all work vocally?