Hugh Benham: A Triumph Song – Review by RSCM (Church Music Quarterly)

“Convivium Singers are in excellent voice: the sound is clean and fresh”

10th July 2013

Hugh Benham: A Triumph Song – Review by RSCM (Church Music Quarterly)

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Hugh Benham: A Triumph Song – Review by RSCM (Church Music Quarterly)

“Convivium Singers are in excellent voice: the sound is clean and fresh”

10th July 2013

Triumph Song

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This is an excellent CD of compositions by Hugh Benham, organist and choir director of St Boniface, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, and a writer of academic and educational articles. It makes for devotional listening, and will also be of interest to church choir directors looking for accessible pieces with straightforward part-writing. Titles include Let my prayer rise before youO sacrum convivium and Ave Maria. Convivium Singers, a group drawing members from all over the UK, includes some at the start of their performing careers. They are in excellent voice: the sound is clean and fresh, and either energetic or expressive as the mood of each piece dictates. Also included are four organ pieces. The Chorale is redolent of Howells, whilst the remainder have a whiff of the French organ school about them –  one of them distinctly in the Tournemier vein.

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This is an excellent CD of compositions by Hugh Benham, organist and choir director of St Boniface, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, and a writer of academic and educational articles. It makes for devotional listening, and will also be of interest to church choir directors looking for accessible pieces with straightforward part-writing. Titles include Let my prayer rise before youO sacrum convivium and Ave Maria. Convivium Singers, a group drawing members from all over the UK, includes some at the start of their performing careers. They are in excellent voice: the sound is clean and fresh, and either energetic or expressive as the mood of each piece dictates. Also included are four organ pieces. The Chorale is redolent of Howells, whilst the remainder have a whiff of the French organ school about them –  one of them distinctly in the Tournemier vein.

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