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Romsey Abbey Choir

Romsey Abbey Choir can trace its roots back to 1869 when a robed choir of men and boys was introduced in response to the Tractarian fashions of the time. A healthy choir, rooted in the Anglican Tradition continued throughout much of [...]

2018-05-26T19:08:40+00:0018th April, 2018|Tags: , , , |
  • George Richford

George Richford

George Richford is a multi award-winning composer and conductor, living and working in Hampshire. He has been Director of Music at Romsey Abbey since September 2015. George was born and raised in South London and studied at Durham University and [...]

2018-05-26T19:09:32+00:0018th April, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |
  • Malcolm Archer

Interview with Malcolm Archer on Winchester College Chapel Choir & Mozart’s Requiem (Cross Rhythms)

Tony Cummings from Cross Rhythms spoke with the director of Winchester College Chapel Choir, Malcolm Archer. January 26th 2018. Reproduced from Cross Rhythms website. Malcolm Archer has been rightly called “one of the world’s leading church musicians” and his achievements are, quite [...]

2018-08-09T03:03:28+00:0027th January, 2018|Tags: , , |
  • Mozart Requiem

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 [...]

2018-09-02T16:52:44+00:0022nd October, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |
  • Angels of Creation

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 [...]

2018-09-02T10:55:01+00:0014th August, 2017|Tags: , , , |
  • Dan Locklair Gloria

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 [...]

2018-09-02T06:45:51+00:0021st July, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
  • The Tudor Choir Book

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 [...]