HEADLINE: 'PACO'S FLAMENCO REQUIEM IS SENSATIONAL'
'Together with his brilliant team of Andalucian musicians and singers, Paco’s requiem captivated the audience...It was a sensational evening, full of authenticity and innovation.'
The Journal, Joanna Snell - May 2004
HEADLINE: 'INSPIRING AND EXPLOSIVE'
'In a solo guitar piece that opened the concert, Peña’s music set the scene. With swift and precise fingers he magics a spirituality from his instrument, that may originate from a different culture and climate, but was perfectly placed in the Cathedral. “Recordando a Ramón” was a dramatic suite with dancer Fernando Romero underlining what Flamenco passion is about.'
Blackmore Vale Magazine, HP - May 2004
HEADLINE: 'SPECTACULAR AND SENSATIONAL PERFOMANCE'
'Different worlds, different languages and different music styles, working seamlessly as one... The standing ovation proved it doesn’t get much better than this.'
BBC Wiltshire Arts Review, Georgie Green - May 2004
HEADLINE: 'A PACKED AUDIENCE AT SALISBURY CATHEDRAL ENJOYED ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY MUSICAL EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT BUILDING'
'The dynamic tension between the harsh, crystal clear tones of flamenco – wrought in the furnace heat and poverty of the Andalucian mountains – and the more modulated and nuanced tones of the north European choir was a revelation.'
Andover Advertiser, DB - May 2005
'Una obra que aunó belleza, emoción y sorpresa, el ingrediente imprescindible para que lo artístico fascine.'
ABC, Córdoba - 2005
'La grandeza de toda la obra es incuestionable - una grandeza que va encajando con perfecta naturalidad en los estilos flamencos mas diversos que interpretan los cantaores'
El Pais - 2005
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El Dia, Córdoba - 2005
'Bello espectáculo… '
Diario de Córdoba - 2005
HEADLINE: 'A UNIQUE SOUND EXPERIENCE... A VERY POWERFUL WORK'
'...Together they made an impressive force and despite being in the audience one felt a part of all that was happening on stage. The mix of soloists, sometimes Flamenco voice ‘interwoven alongside a solo soprano, was quite a unique sound experience.'
Classical Guitar Magazine, Thérèse Wassily Saba - September 2007