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Reviews & articles

Gramophone - 2020

If Papagena were an all-male a cappella ensemble rather than an all-female group they would be household names in the UK. It’s hard to explain this strangely selective, gender-based inequity but the evidence is unarguable. Apart from Anonymous 4 and Trio Mediaeval, how many women’s voices ensembles have broken through in classical music? All the more reason then to make time for this excellent collection – the third release from this ever-adaptable and wide-ranging British quintet.

Choir and Organ magazine - 2020

Armed with their eclectic repertoire and maverick attitude, directors Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Suzzie Vango talk to Harriet Clifford about Papagena, the female consort whose stripped-back approach cuts through the noise.

Fringereview - 2016

"Papagena’s quintet have an extraordinary grasp of not only each language but the nuances required to give each song meaning. And no single voice dominates which ensures that the exquisite harmonies that feature in many of the arrangements can be appreciated to their full extent..." 

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