Recent Conducting Reviews
"Jonathan Palmer Lakeland (conductor) unleashed a telling, intoxicating sound with the Wiener Kammerorchester." -Renate Wagner
"The Wiener Kammerorchester under Jonathan Palmer Lakeland unleash Picker's lavishly orchestrated and largely tonal orchestral part in a rush of sound"
DER STANDARD, WIEN
"Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, conducting the Wiener Kammerorchester, lets the sounds of pain roar."
[The music] alternates perfectly between tonality and atonality...There are arias and ensembles that are catchy. But also hard melodic breaks... Conductor Jonathan Palmer Lakeland does all of this very well with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Recent Chorusmaster Reviews
““The Chorus were superb: their diction, strength, tone, co-ordination and choreography were all equally notable. The monumental terror and majesty of ‘O terror! and astonishment’ were terrifically emotive and powerful.” (Jonathan Lakeland, Chorus Master)
OPERA TODAY (2018)
“The latter singer was a step-out from the very fine chorus, which sang with crisp diction and a sense of ensemble that would put many a professional opera-house chorus to shame.”
Jonathan Lakeland prepared a well drilled chorus. Their diction was flawless, crystal clear and executed with precision.