from a live performance in WL Altman’s installation DisLocate DisBody, at PAVED Arts, Saskatoon SK 2008
…Pridmore specializes in taking her audiences into unfamiliar territory — stretching their understanding of what constitutes music
– Gord Brock, Regina Leader-Post, November 2014
On Thursday evening, the American Symphony Orchestra bid an effervescent farewell to 2012 and thereby rounded out a year-long celebration of the centenary of John Cage’s birth…Cage’s 1969 work Cheap Imitation…featured two outstanding vocalists, Jennifer Feinstein and Helen Pridmore, singing solos from Song Books…
I so loved working with you, and performing ‘Whitman’ – TOTAL LIFETIME HIGHLIGHT for me too – such thought-filled and wonderful rehearsals, as well as the extraordinarily intense and moving concert. You are a wonder!!!
THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU.
– Michael Finnissy, 2012
…the resulting music takes full advantage of her attractive and flexible voice, impressively extended technical and stylistic range and — perhaps most important of all — adventuresome spirit.
– Nic Gotham, The Whole Note, 31 October 2012
Helen Pridmore’s recent recordings from 2012 on the Centrediscs label demonstrate her remarkable ability to perform across a wide range of musical styles and settings.
-J. Drew Stephen, CAML Review November 2013
Soprano Helen Pridmore achieved a tour de force in Helen Hall’s difficult Circuits. her interpretation of Richard Gibson’s Cinq poèmes du Nouveau Brunswick was quite beautiful.
– Stephen Pederson, Halifax Chronicle Herald, May 2003
Photo by Shamus Griffiths