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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: , , , , , |

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 – “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: , , , , , |

Mozart’s Requiem “Musical Education at it’s best” (Adrian Green)

The origins of our latest recording with Winchester college chapel choir. September 2017 by Adrian Green Performing Mozart’s Requiem at my secondary school was one of the highlights of my musical education. Unfortunately, it’s something few teenagers have the opportunity [...]

2018-08-31T02:41:41+00:009th September, 2017|Tags: , , |

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: , , , |

Margaret Rizza: “The renowned composer of Christian choral music” (Cross Rhythms)

Tony Cummings from Cross Rhythms spoke to the opera singer turned bestselling composer of choral music Margaret Rizza August 2017 Tony Cummings Margaret Rizza is one of the most admired composers of church music of recent times. This profoundly gifted [...]

2018-08-31T02:34:59+00:009th August, 2017|Tags: , |

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 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 [...]

Erber: Traces for Solo Flute – “Cesari embraces the virtuosic” (La Folia)

The Traces Cycle for Solo Flute (CR020) Review by La Folia Listen and buy on Convivium Records Consistent in timbre across it’s range, the flute may be the ideal instrument for complex arrangements of pitch and rhythm. Traces is a [...]

2018-09-02T17:02:04+00:0010th June, 2017|Tags: , , , , |