"... The choirs and orchestra perform brilliantly under Maestro halsey’s baton ..."
Edward Greenfield - American Record Guide - March/ April 2013
Performance **** Recording ****
Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine - April 2013
"...this is a significant work, one of the most important works I have heard in the last decade. I was very touched by the music and the performance. Signum is to be thanked for taking the initiative to record this performance."
David A. McConnell - MusicWeb-International.com - 30 October 2012
"...This live recording,taken from the first performance in Birmingham under the inspired direction if Simon Halsey, could hardly be more powerful or evocative, with sharp defenition of the different textures, choral and orchestral, with children’s voices most moving of all."
Edward Greenfield - Gramophone magazine - November 2012
"...As for the performance, well one word will describe it: splendid...I’m delighted that this impressive work by one of Britain’s leading composers has made it onto disc so quickly. I hope that this first class recording will gain a wide audience for There Was a Child and that it will be taken up by other choirs and orchestras."
John Quinn - MusicWeb-International.com - 10 September 2012
"...The composer writes tuneful, accessible music, its roots lying within the great English choral tadition, and his use of three types of choir - adult, female youth and children - provides a diverse quality of sounds. Simon Halsey extracts the very best from the performers to give a sparkling interpretation of the work..." ****
Shirley Ratcliffe - Choir & Organ magazine - September/October 2012
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