The choral blend is excellent…The Choir of Queen’s College clearly relish singing this music.
An absolutely superb performance…British university choral sound at its best.
The blend of choir and soloists…really sets the seal of quality upon this recording…A disc of unusually high calibre.
…wonderfully conceived and sublimely executed…amazing performances …a winning disc
…a glorious earful
Ensemble, intonation and balance are excellent…Were this magazine silly enough to utilize a star system, I’d give this disc five out of five.
Both works are performed with real spirit and élan, with Owen Rees drawing strongly projected, incisive work from his choir.
...a performance of exceptional quality. The 30 voices…fused so perfectly, and produced such a thrilling sound, that I had to fight the temptation to applaud every individual number.
Choral ensemble and intonation are excellent…They are exceptionally well attuned to the expressive world of this repertory.
…a glorious performance, in which each number felt like the rediscovery of a much-treasured possession.
The choir produced an exquisitely pure sound…[Owen Rees] an impressive conductor.
The performance is excellent. The choir of Queen’s College…sing the work splendidly and with great assurance and commitment. The sound is fresh and clear, the choir achieving a satisfying blend and very good diction….the singers have clearly been trained very well by Owen Rees.
...an excellent disc: the singing is incredibly tight, in the manner to which it has become increasingly accustomed under its musical director, Owen Rees.