a sumptuous sound, with conductor Jacques Cohen highly sensitive to the music’s ebb and flow
Vidit Lucem Magnum is a stunner... Cohen's fearless Oxford Camerata sing with a confidence and flair.. a cracking collection
Graham Rickson, TheArtsDesk.com
Cohen's timing and control is excellent
Agnes Kory, musicalcriticism.com
A performance to delight the most demanding of critics
What a pleasure it was to share a platform with you. Thank you for a lovely concert. Clearly the orchestra and audience adore you!
Dame Evelyn Glennie
Thank you so much for such a beautiful performance
An absolutely glorious performance and a unique occasion.
International Bruckner Society Journal
Concertino by Jaques Cohen was a thrilling and articulate showcase.. a very distinct voice.
Julia Savage, Bachtrack
The undoubted highlight was a brilliantly performed premiere of Cohen's own impressive Yigdal
Joanne Talbot, The Strad
Premiere of Creation
- 23 March 2023 sees the premier of composer Jacques Cohen’s Creation at St. Giles’ Church Cripplegate, Barbican London at 7 pm.
- A setting for orchestra, alto soloist, mixed choir and children’s voices of biblical texts interspersed with modern verse that concern Mankind’s threat to himself and the planet.
- Participants include Mae Heydorn (alto solo), Lloyd’s Choir, The Finchley Children’s Music Group and an enlarged Cohen Ensemble.
- Jacques discusses the piece and his work as a composer and conductor in the recent edition of Three In A Bar podcast with Seb Philpott and Verity Simmons
Forthcoming ConcertsLloyd’s Choir Christmas Concert
14 December 2023, St Katharine Cree Church, London
His compositions, published by Norsk Musikforlag have been commissioned and performed internationally by Kremerata Baltica, Sofia Soloists, Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Onyx Brass, Fitzwilliam String Quartet among many others. His string orchestra arrangements of such works as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition are fast becoming staples of the repertoire.