Critic-at-large Warren Gerds reviewed the American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition at the Weidner Center last weekend. Here’s, in part, what he had to say, “In the finals Sunday morning in Fort Howard Hall, six singers stood before seven judges and interested listeners and demonstrated wonders of the human voice as an instrument.
The listening at the event was a treat. Again.
There’s nothing quite like hearing humans who have honed their voices with years of training and experience in a hall that was built to let the singing voice breathe and be subtle or soar.
The humans in the competition operate in a kind of aural stratosphere high above mere mortals who sing at the sink, in the shower or to the dog.”