“The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is one of the finest of the traditional English choral foundations, and the present recording demonstrates how richly deserved that reputation is.”
William J Gatens – American Record Guide March- April 2011
“... dazzlingly varied ...” “The rich programme also, of course, highlights the sheer flexibility and technical quality of the choir, which is caught in rich, precise sound ...”
Choir & Organ Magazine - March/April 2011
"...the St John’s boys are on top form."
Limelight - February 2011
“..The predominately meditative, prayerful selection has something to suit every taste; the choir sings suavely and radiantly without resorting to cathedral prissiness; the recorded sound is superb. A joy all round.” ****
Classic FM Magazine - February 2011
"English tradition of choral singing is alive and well. The men and boys of Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, directed by Andrew Nethsingha, sing beautifully on this program of music written between the first half of the 16th century and 2007. Allegri’s famed Miserere, here sounding far different than when sung by Chanticleer, rubs shoulders with music by Grieg, Part, Rachmaninoff, MacMillan, Franck, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Faure, Parry, and several Renaissance composers. Parsons’ Ave Maria is gorgeous. The boy trebles are especially radiant, the tone pious and reverential, and the sound, captured in high-resolution SACD surround, exceptional."
Jason Victor Serinus
Bay Area Reporter - 17 December 2010
“… an admirable choir and a nicely varied programme.”
John T Hughes
International Record Review - December 2010
“Choral ‘classics’ old and new show the St John’s Choir to be in rude health”
Gramophone - January 2011
Performance **** Recording ******
“The choir of St John’s College, Cambridge follows up its debut Chandos release, an outstanding Howells anthology, with this more populist collection of ‘choral classics’. Populist in no way implies perfunctory: the poised, sentient performance of Allegri’s famous Miserere opening the disc bespeaks dedicated preparation, both technical and spiritual.”
“…John’s are a choir in fulsome health.”
BBC Music Magazine - Christmas - 2010
“…The boy treble voices bring lustre and freshness to the sonority and the singing throughout is stirring and polished.”
The Telegraph - 30 October 2010
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