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Seductively lush 4 out of 5 Stars Vasari Singers launch their own label with this wide-ranging, evocative double-CD meditation on the journey from darkness to light, a reworking of the Vespers service by Jonathan Rathbone, who takes texts from the liturgies of Compline and Evensong and applies double and sometimes […]
On 6th November, at a concert of this work in St Alban’s, Holborn, London, the Vasari Singers will launch their new CD label with a double CD recording of Jonathan Rathbone’s extraordinary a cappella work, ‘Under the shadow of His wing’. Commissioned by the Vasari Singers and first performed in […]
Ward Swingle with Jeremy in 2003. I first met Ward and his family when they came to live in the UK. My mum was the church organist in our village and she straight away insisted all three daughters sang in the church choir. That began a long and happy family […]
Gramophone The thesis of this disc isn’t a new one but it is always a welcome approach and has been originally addressed. It couples two settings of three texts – the *De Profundis*, the *Miserere* and the Requiem – in contrasting pairs. The most startling contrast, surprisingly, does not involve […]
Falls the eventide Posted: 14 Nov 2014 @ 00:18 Roderic Dunnett hears a work of 16 pieces IN ACHIEVING its prime aural intention – to be performed in “a large space with a matching acoustic”, using antiphonal effects so as to “wrap the audience in the acoustic experience” – Jonathan […]
Bach’s Mass in B minor presents plenty of questions for those that research and perform this great work; such as why did Bach compile some of his greatest works and revise them (some more considerably than others) to set a complete Roman Catholic Mass when he worked within a Protestant-Lutheran […]
Video preview of the new CD by London chamber choir Vasari Singers, directed by Jeremy Backhouse. Features Allegri and MacMillan’s settings of the Miserere, Malipiero and Pizzetti’s settings of De Profundis, and Puccini and Pizzetti’s Requiems CD to be released by Naxos in November 2014.