Reviews

Reviews

'...faster sections of the 'Sanctus' were breathtaking in the light-as-air choral phrases and even if the diction was not always transparent, the ensemble (double choir here) was well balanced, with crisp delivery second to none.'

"'...faster sections of the 'Sanctus' were breathtaking in the light-as-air choral phrases and even if the diction was not always transparent, the ensemble (double choir here) was well balanced, with crisp delivery second to none.'"

www.classicalsource.com, 13th April 2017


Verdi Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall - April 13th 2017

'...on this deeply impressive showing, the Bach Choir has no equal...'

"'...on this deeply impressive showing, the Bach Choir has no equal...'"

Classical Source, 31st October 2016


Belshazzar's Feast (Royal Festival Hall - Sunday 30th October)

Bravo to David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for bringing three neglected large-scale works by Charles Villiers Stanford to wider attention in this excellent recording

"Bravo to David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for bringing three neglected large-scale works by Charles Villiers Stanford to wider attention in this excellent recording"

The Guardian, 2nd October 2016


Stanford CD - Stabat Mater; Song to the Soul; The Resurrection

'...David Hill's latest in a string of excellent choral recordings for Naxos...'

"'...David Hill's latest in a string of excellent choral recordings for Naxos...'"

BBC Music Magazine, 30th September 2016


Stanford CD - (Choral Music) Stabat Mater; Song to the Soul; The Resurrection. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Bach Choir and soloists: Elizabeth Cragg, Catherine Hopper, Robert Murray and David Soar. Conducted by David Hill.

... the real star of this show was The Bach Choir itself, and the standard of choral singing throughout was impressively high

"... the real star of this show was The Bach Choir itself, and the standard of choral singing throughout was impressively high"

The Arts Desk, 22nd March 2016


Bach St Matthew Passion, Royal Festival Hall, Sunday 20 March 2016

This recording .... expertly weaves the professionalism of the BBC Singers and The Bach Choir with the touching innocence of a mix of young choirs

"This recording .... expertly weaves the professionalism of the BBC Singers and The Bach Choir with the touching innocence of a mix of young choirs"

The Observer, 12th July 2015


Recording of Bob Chilcott's The Angry Planet

The Bach Choir was outstanding

"The Bach Choir was outstanding"

Classical Source, 8th May 2015


Walton Belshazzar's Feast, Royal Festival Hall, Wednesday 6 May 2015

The Bach Choir and the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra – particularly the brass – give a performance full of period character and verve

"The Bach Choir and the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra – particularly the brass – give a performance full of period character and verve"

Gramophone Magazine, 1st December 2014


Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 3 March 2011

Throughout, the Choir sung with a sensitivity and delicateness that belied the number of singers; diction and expression were very clear indeed, allowing us, the listeners, to appreciate the work as Tavener had intended – as a meditation.

"Throughout, the Choir sung with a sensitivity and delicateness that belied the number of singers; diction and expression were very clear indeed, allowing us, the listeners, to appreciate the work as Tavener had intended – as a meditation."

Bachtrack, 1st December 2014


John Tavener - A Celebration, Royal Festival Hall, 25 November 2014

The choral singing is quite superb, in what sounds to be in places a fearfully difficult score to master: thrillingly alive, but also capable, not once but often, of the tenderest pianissimo.

"The choral singing is quite superb, in what sounds to be in places a fearfully difficult score to master: thrillingly alive, but also capable, not once but often, of the tenderest pianissimo."

International Record Review, 1st December 2014


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