Margaret Rizza

Convivium Singers

Convivium Singers is an award-winning, critically acclaimed choral ensemble, providing opportunities for young singers at the early stages of performing careers, as well as for talented musicians who have chosen not to pursue careers in music. The ensemble specialises in performing [...]

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: , |

Rizza: The Celtic Collection – “Rizza’s music has a pleasing melodic facility which makes for attractive listening” (Planet Hugill)

The Celtic Collection by Margaret Rizza (CR038) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy on Convivium Records This is the second collection of Margaret Rizza’s music on Convivium Records, produced in collaboration with the Royal Schools of Church Music (RSCM); [...]

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 [...]

2018-09-02T06:48:14+00:0015th April, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Rizza: The Celtic Collection – “A work of art” (Cross Rhythms)

The Celtic Collection by Margaret Rizza (CR038) Review by Cross Rhythms Listen and buy on Convivium Records Margaret is a legend in the church music world and this, her 27th album [2nd with Convivium Records], is a work of art! [...]

2018-09-02T06:50:14+00:0015th April, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Rizza: Officium Divinum – “Finely shaped, flexible and beautifully focussed performances” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Rizza: Officium Divinum (CR022) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Conceived by the RSCM and based on Common Worship, Margaret Rizza’s music transcends its usefulness. There is a term in German, gebrauchsmusik, which translates roughly [...]

Margaret Rizza: “Warm, melodic, soothing, and concordant” (Church Times)

Margaret Rizza: Officium Divinum (CR022) Review by Ronald Corp, Church Times Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Margaret Rizza's life has unfolded remarkably. She had a 25-year career as an opera singer (as Margaret Lensky), and also taught singing for [...]

2018-12-10T11:23:35+00:0016th May, 2014|Tags: , , |