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Convivium Records: What the critics say

Angels of Creation – “Thomson’s performances are exemplary” (Cathedral Music Magazine)

Angels of Creation by Sebastian Thomson (CR034) Review by Cathedral Music Magazine Listen and buy on Convivium Records Promoting contemporary organ music both ‘live’ and on disc is far from easy. Sebastian Thomson is to be congratulated in commissioning works [...]

15th May, 2017|

Cloths of Heaven – “Sansara slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers” (Choir & Organ)

Cloths of Heaven by Sansara (CR037) Review by Choir & Organ Magazine Listen and buy on Convivium Records With this release, the award-winning chamber choir Sansara slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers. Formed in 2013, its strength [...]

1st May, 2017|

Rizza: The Celtic Collection – “Excellent committed performances” (MusicWeb International)

The Celtic Collection by Margaret Rizza (CR038) Review by MusicWeb International Listen and buy on Convivium Records It is not always perfectly clear what is meant by describing something as ‘Celtic’. Scholars have questioned whether the term is an appropriate [...]

15th April, 2017|

Angels of Creation – “It is rare that one hears such a gratifying combination of new music, new organ and young player” ★★★★★ (Choir & Organ)

Angels of Creation by Sebastian Thomson (CR034) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and buy on Convivium Records It is rare that one hears such a gratifying combination of new music, new organ and young player. Sebastian Thomson impresses in [...]

15th December, 2016|

To the Field of Stars – “Nonsuch singers produce a consistently clean, bright sound and a pleasing blend that suits Jackson’s work” ★★★★ (Choir & Organ)

To the Field of Stars - Nonsuch Singers (CR032) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and buy on Convivium Records The centrepiece of this CD is Jackson’s To the Field of Stars, a response to the 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to Santiago [...]

4th November, 2016|

Tarney: Magnificat – “Highly accessible” (The Quarterly Review)

Tarney: Magnificat (CR030) Review by The Quarterly Review Listen and buy on Convivium Records Available from Convivium Records and recorded at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham, South London, Tarney’s choral-orchestral work is a highly-accessible (twelve-part) confluence of several [...]

13th February, 2016|

Tarney: Magnificat – “A most promising new work…” ★★★★ (Choir & Organ)

Tarney: Magnificat (CR030) Review by The Quarterly Review Listen and buy on Convivium Records Composer Oliver Tarney (b.1984) has made a specialism of writing choral music. In his highly effective and attractive Magnificat for chorus, soloists, piano, harp, percussion and strings, Tarney [...]

15th January, 2016|

Stanford: Choral Music – “Beautiful, excellent and sometimes frightening” (MusicWeb International)

Stanford: Choral Music (CR027) Review by MusicWeb International Listen and buy on Convivium Records This new selection of anthems and canticles by Charles Villiers Stanford is thoroughly enjoyable. It includes three premiere recordings, although what these are, is not stated on [...]

13th January, 2016|