Reviews2018-09-04T16:01:09+00:00

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Convivium Records: What the critics say

O Nata Lux – “For when you want to escape the hustle and bustle” (Julian Elloway, CMQ)

O Nata Lux: Contemplative Christmas Classics (CR044) Review by Julian Elloway, Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy now on Convivium Records The Gentlemen Singers are a professional male octet from Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic, who champion sacred music [...]

6th December, 2018|

Illuminations: Dances and Poems – “Truly exceptional new music” (Carson Cooman, Fanfare)

Illumina Duo: Illuminations: Dances and Poems (CR039) Review by Carson Cooman, Fanfare Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Trumpet and organ is a very common musical combination. Despite the rather large number of original duo compositions written in the [...]

12th October, 2018|

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien – “A pleasure from first note to last” (Catherine Bott)

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien (CR043) Review by Catherine Bott Listen and buy now on Convivium Records This recital of Handel’s ravishing German Arias is a pleasure from first note to last: recorded in an ideally intimate acoustic, with varied, sensitive [...]

1st February, 2018|

Mozart: Requiem – “A unique group of young singers who perform to the highest standards” (Cross Rhythms)

Mozart: Requiem (CR036) Review by Cross Rhythms Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is one of the giants of classical music and it is my considered opinion that anyone who claims to love music should [...]

22nd October, 2017|

Mozart: Requiem – “Appealing, lively and fresh, coping with the technical demands admirably” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Mozart: Requiem (CR036) Review by Robert Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records This new recording of Mozart's Requiem (in the Süssmayr completion) on Convivium Records combines the young singers from Winchester College Chapel Choir with the London Mozart Players under the baton of Malcolm Archer, director of [...]

3rd October, 2017|

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien – “Engaging and colourful version of Handel’s sacred chamber music” ★★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien (CR043) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Though Handel and Bach had a similar basic kapellmeister training, the two developed different responses to Lutheran sacred music. Handel does not seem to [...]

19th September, 2017|

Angels of Creation – “Words alone cannot begin to describe the emotional and dramatic content of this outstanding programme…” (Organists’ Review)

Angels of Creation (CR034) Review by Organists' Review Listen and Buy on Convivium Records There is a palpable freshness about this exciting and eclectic programme. Every composer brings his own harmonic and melodic palette to the table. Words alone cannot [...]

14th August, 2017|

Locklair: Gloria – “Here is something new, American choral music recorded by English choirs” (American Record Guide)

Gloria by Dan Locklair (CR033) Review by American Record Guide Listen and buy on Convivium Records Here is something new – American choral music recorded by English choirs. Dan Locklair is a prominent composer who has written numerous works for nearly [...]

21st July, 2017|

The Tudor Choir Book Vol 1 – “An intriguing and most rewarding disc” ★★★★★ (Dr. Hugh Benham)

The Tudor Choir Book (CR042) Review by Dr. Hugh Benham Listen and buy on Convivium Records This is an intriguing and most rewarding disc. Combining Croydon Minster Choir and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble is ‘an experiment’ as the [...]

14th July, 2017|

Rizza: The Celtic Collection – “Rizza’s music has a pleasing melodic facility which makes for attractive listening” (Planet Hugill)

The Celtic Collection by Margaret Rizza (CR038) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy on Convivium Records This is the second collection of Margaret Rizza’s music on Convivium Records, produced in collaboration with the Royal Schools of Church Music (RSCM); [...]

15th May, 2017|