Concert Reviews

2016-17 Season:

“In a breathtaking musical event, the North Carolina Symphony teamed up with guest conductor Jack Everly to present a journey through the great sci-fi films and television shows of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featuring the Concert Singers of Cary, soprano Kristen Plumley, and narrator Ira David Wood III, the program explored well known hits from Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, and more…

2015-16 Season:

  • COT + CSC = Plenty of Pleasure (January 2016)

    “The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Concert Singers of Cary seem to thrive in each other’s presence, and it is to be hoped that these conjoint concerts will continue for many years to come. It was a special treat to hear a piece by Still and a pleasure to hear the Vaughn Williams piece as well as a memorable experience to hear Haydn conducted by [Joseph]Flummerfelt.” (K. Hoover, Classical Voice NC)

2014-15 Season:

2013-14 Season:



“Artistic Director Lawrence Speakman put together a remarkable program of unusual music, new and fresh arrangements, an unexpectedly wonderful guest, superb accompaniments…and of course some major contributions from his outstanding choir.” (J. Lambert, Classical Voice NC)

2012-13 Season:

“It would be hard to over-praise the work of the chorus/orchestra combination on this ambitious production. Their synchronism with the singers and each other was a thing of wonder, capturing that farcical spirit in the best Gilbert and Sullivan tradition” (Classical Voice NC)



2011-12 Season:


“As a volunteer community chorus they have consistently demonstrated artistic achievement and growth…Speakman had the chorus well prepared and they sang marvelously. Balance, diction, intonation were all impeccable.” (Classical Voice NC)


Other notable reviews:




“The movie, the story, and the music all came together under the direction of Lawrence Speakman to provide an awesome experience that will not be soon forgotten by those fortunate enough to get in.” (Classical Voice NC)



“..the first of this season’s fifteenth anniversary concerts…was a celebratory cork-popper…A concert of basically unknown choral music can be a real treat, especially when given with skill and commitment and as beautifully sung as this one was.” (Classical Voice NC)


“St. Paul’s Church was packed in a gratifying affirmation of the pleasure of great music meticulously prepared and lovingly performed.” (Classical Voice NC)