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CS 0523

Feel the Spirit
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Collegium Records was established by composer-conductor John Rutter in 1983 as a dedicated label for his chamber choir the Cambridge Singers. Their inaugural release was Gloria, which to date has sold over 250,000 copies. The following year their recording of the Fauré Requiem in its 1893 chamber version won a Gramophone award, setting a precedent for the label’s policy of featuring choral music of different periods in recordings of uncompromising musical and audio quality.

The Collegium catalogue includes a number of CD ‘firsts’: Poulenc’s sacred music, Byrd and Howells’s motets and anthems, a 70th-birthday tribute album for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, choral music of award-winning young composer Tarik O’Regan, and the choral works, large and small, of the label’s founder John Rutter.

Christmas music has always formed an important and popular strand in the Collegium discography – the 25th anniversary of the label was celebrated with A Christmas Festival, a new album inspired by John Rutter’s annual concerts given in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



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CS 0503
Christmas Star

"I can’t imagine any Christmas recording bringing more happiness."
 

CG 0136
This Is The Day - Music on royal occasions

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CS 0523
Feel the Spirit

"The Cambridge Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra are on top form throughout...A delightful disc. Strongly recomm...

CS 0901
Sea Change

"It is hard to imagine a more persuasive and personal rendering of this charming music."

CS 0517
The Sprig of Thyme

"This is a lovely disc, one to head my list of Christmas presents for musical friends."

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CS 0516
Fancies

"...four entirely delightful compositions."

 

CS 0515
Gloria

"This is a jewel of a record."

CS 0514
Be thou my vision

"The recordings of Rutter conducting his own music with the Cambridge Singers remain gleaming beacons of irrepre...