Daily Camera review (Kelly Dean Hansen) of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio
with Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and St. Martin's Chamber Choir, 12/2/2011 performance.
"Of the five soloists, alto Marjorie Bunday was the most moving, being given the sustained,
emotional pieces and deeply conveying the passion in the words with sonorous
review (Robin McNeil) of J.S. Bach's Christmas
Oratorio with Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and St. Martin's Chamber Choir, 12/3/2011 performance.
"This entire performance was bathed in joy and remarkable detail work from the musicians and both
The musicians performed with such great care, attention, warmth, and belief in what they were
doing, that this work was revealed as a very personal statement by J.S. Bach. How often do we hear a program where
that intangible, yet identifiable aesthetic, is manifest?
Amanda Balestrieri, soprano; Marjorie Bunday, mezzo; Daniel Hutchings, tenor (in the role of
Evangelist); Jacob Sentgeorge, tenor; and Robert W. Tudor, bass, were all quite remarkable and excellent. I was
struck by the balance of the singers with the orchestra. That can sometimes be a very difficult thing to bring off,
especially when one does not get a chance to perform often in the hall. Nonetheless, performance experience pays
off quite nicely, and it was clear that the soloists had an abundance of that...they had a sense of musicianship
that is sometimes rare...All of these soloists had the musicianship to realize when to be an 'instrument,' and when
to be a soloist."
Denver Post review
(Sabine Kortals) of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and St. Martin's
Chamber Choir, 12/2/2011 performance (no web link available).
"Especially notable was Bunday's strong, soaring tone that was beautifully captured in the church's resonant
Denver Post review
of Monteverdi Soloists concert - October 22, 2010.
"Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Bunday, tenor Daniel Hutchings and bass Robert Gardner delivered an engaging, blended
performance of Monteverdi's even-paced 'Salve Regina'...
...Also memorable was Bunday's
honey-toned, refined reading of the 'Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius' motet."
review of Armonia Nova - June 28, 2010.
"Allison Mondel's ethereal soprano, Marjorie Bunday's warm and pure-toned mezzo, and Jay White's alternation of
supple tenor and focused countertenor (shifting registers as individual pieces required), blended beautifully in a
recital of songs from roughly 1200 through the late 1400s."
Washington Post web
review of Armonia Nova in Washington Early Music Festival Gala - July 20,
"In arrangements of Hildegard von Bingen's chants with
harpist Constance Whiteside, Marjorie Bunday and Allison Mondel blended their voices in a spellbinding
performance of textural simplicity and rhythmic freedom."
Washington Post review of Armonia
Nova performing music of Hildegard von Bingen - June 23, 2008.
"...a willingness to use vibrato added lushness to Marjorie Bunday's bright,
review of Hesperus in "Shameless Commerce" - March 12,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
review of Hesperus in "Shameless Commerce" - March 8,
Rocky Mountain News
review of Denver Bach Society performance of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor - October 22,
"Contributing in fine fashion to Saturday's performance were the vocal soloists:
soprano Maureen Sorensson, mezzo Marjorie Bunday...[A]ll of the solos and duets proved effective and often deeply
moving (notably Bunday's expressive handling of the Agnus Dei and the heartfelt Christe, sung in duet with
The Denver Post
review of The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado in
Glories of Venice" - April 22, 2007.
"Highlighting the first half were three vocal gems by Claudio Monteverdi, two featuring
St. John's Schola Cantorum and eight guest vocalists. The latter all proved to be excellent soloists,
especially mezzo-soprano Marjorie Bunday and countertenor Robert Sussuma, who paired to stunning effect in
the concluding 'Beatus vir.'"
review of Woodley Ensemble in "Sacred Kaleidescope" [work referenced for
Ms. Bunday is "O Fragile Human" by Christopher Marshall] - May 15, 2006.
"The soloists, soprano Jolene Baxter and mezzo-soprano Marjorie Bunday, handled
their assignments beautifully."
review of Washington Choral Ensemble performing Zoltan Kodaly "Missa Brevis" and John Rutter "Requiem" - March 19, 2006.
"In both works, the soloists were superb, including...alto Marjorie Bunday..."
review of Alexandria Choral Society performing G.F.
Handel "Coronation Anthems" and "Dixit Dominus" - November 15, 2004.
"[Artistic director Philip] Cave's soloists, sopranos Janet Coxwell and Sally Dunkley, alto Marjorie Bunday,
tenor Ole Haas and bass Francis Steele, were mostly recruited from Magnificat, a baroque vocal ensemble Cave
founded in England in 1991. They sang...with finely polished tone and a secure grasp of baroque
review of Palestrina Choir (one-on-a-part performance of Orlande de Lassus
motets) - October 21, 2004.
"...the wonderful alto Marjorie