Howells - Collegium Regale
Trinity College Choir
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NOMINATED FOR A GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2016
GRAMOPHONE - EDITOR'S CHOICE - APRIL 2016
THE LIMELIGHT RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2016
YouTube video released from the recording sessions in Coventry Cathedral
'A stunning recording in so many respects... shaped by Layton and the Trinity choir with true, intimate poetry.'
'Magical gems, sung here with tender care.'
'The excellent singing is full-bodied and lustrous throughout, with just the right sense of momentum'
The Guardian ★★★★
'These superb performances have the Trinity Choir’s trademark blend of passion and technique, and all placed at the service of the music’s various moods.' 'Persuasive, passionate accounts of some great English music.'
Limelight Magazine ★★★★½
'I’ve long thought that the Trinity College Choir is one of the very finest collegiate choirs in Britain and this disc offers further proof of their excellence. Blend, tuning, diction and discipline are well-nigh faultless and the sheer sound of these young voices gives great pleasure.'
Music Web International
'Beautifully shaped, with an underlying purity of tone that reflects the very finest of the English choral tradition... The exceptionally warm recording is first-rate.'
'This selection has all of the polish and charisma to be expected from one of Britain's most accomplished choral conductors, Stephen Layton, and his excellent Cambridge Choir'
'There are many excellent Howells CDs in the catalogue, but you'll go a long way to find performances that understand his music better, or wear their sensitivity so lightly'
BBC Music Magazine
'Layton has honed his mixed voice choir into an impressive body of singers: the entire programme is richly satisfying, perfectly judged and one that anyone interested in the development of the Anglican choral tradition in the last century will want to hear.'