Choir & Organ

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

A Multitude of Voices – “Sospiri delivered it with exquisite simplicity and unforced grace” ★★★★ (Choir & Organ)

A Multitude of Voices (CR026) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and buy on Convivium Records The war poetry of 1914-18 burned away grandeur in an alembic of pity. These modern settings of verse by Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and [...]

A Multitude of Voices – “Fine, sympathetic performances” ★★★★ (BBC Music Magazine)

A Multitude of Voices (CR026) Review by BBC Music Magazine Listen and buy on Convivium Records The war poetry of 1914-18 burned away grandeur in an alembic of pity. These modern settings of verse by Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and [...]

Rizza: Officium Divinum – “An expression of Margaret Rizza’s own faith” ★★★ (Choir & Organ)

Rizza: Officium Divinum (CR022) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and buy now on Convivium Records These settings for the Church’s Office of Daily Prayer based on Common Worship: Daily Prayer are an expression of Margaret Rizza’s own faith and will appeal [...]

Archer: At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners – “His instinct for text is evident…” ★★★ (Choir & Organ)

Archer: At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners (CR014) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and Buy on Convivium Records The only (minor) quibble here is that the young Convivium voices sound slightly remote in the admittedly difficult acoustics of Portsmouth [...]

Philips – An Englishman abroad – “My discovery and disc of the year by far” ★★★★★ (Choir & Organ)

Philips: An Englishman abroad (CR007) Review by Choir & Organ Listen and buy now on Convivium Records The rehabilitation of Peter Philips, a prolific but until recently all but neglected RC contemporary of Byrd, continues apace with this dazzlingly sung [...]