Church Music Quarterly

O Nata Lux – “For when you want to escape the hustle and bustle” (Julian Elloway, CMQ)

O Nata Lux: Contemplative Christmas Classics (CR044) Review by Julian Elloway, Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy now on Convivium Records The Gentlemen Singers are a professional male octet from Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic, who champion sacred music [...]

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Plainsong: The Echo of Angels – “Well executed & Beautifully sung” (Church Music Quarterly)

Plainsong: The Echo of Angels (CR025) Review by Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy on Convivium Records This disc presents some of the best-loved and most exquisite plainsong melodies in various guises, including: a cappella, with organ accompaniment, and woven [...]

Hodie! Contemporary Christmas Carols – “Genuinely impressive”, “Essential listening” ★★★ (Church Music Quarterly)

Hodie! Contemporary Christmas Carols (CR024) Review by Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy on Convivium Records Music is clearly an important part of the life of The Portsmouth Grammar School, given the standards of performance achieved on this disc – [...]

Fauré: Requiem – “Sung with fine control” (Church Music Quarterly)

Fauré: Requiem (CR016) Review by Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy on Convivium Records This recording represents Fauré’s music-loved Requiem in an arrangement for string quintet and organ by Michael Higgins. The vocal score associated with this arrangement, published by [...]

Music for Seafarers – “The choral sound is young, vibrant and energetic” (Church Music Quarterly)

Music for Seafarers (CR010) Review by Church Music Quarterly Listen and buy on Convivium Records They that go down to the sea in ships begins this CD, not the Sumsion setting but Grayston Ives. So begins a sequence of maritime anthems [...]