A new festive release from the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge under director Mark Williams - with additional performances from organists Robert Dixon and Timothy lambourn, and trumpeter Rebecca Crawshaw. The programme is drawn from pieces for the festivals of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas:
Of the annual Christian seasons, it is surely that from Advent to Epiphany which inspires believer and non-believer alike the most: the believer celebrates Christ’s birth whilst non-believer considers hopes for rebirth and renewal as a New year approaches... If aspirations surrounding the arrival of a new born child are universal, the Christmas music chosen here reflects the seasons inspiration through quite recent compositions, alongside music from the early part of the 20th century - Mark Williams
"...Even if you already have an abundance of Christmas recordings, this will find a welcome place in you collection, as it does in mine..."
Robert A Moore - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
"This is an attractive and very well-planned disc of music from Advent to Epiphany... Organ playing is shared by Timothy Lambourn and Robert Dixon and both are admirable. The sound is unobtrusively excellent ... If the programme appeals (as it certainly does to me), then my advice is to let yourself be tempted."
Nigel Simeone - International Record Review - December 2012