Saturday, 2 December, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Geoff Brown, The Times (30 October, 2010)
A disc of sumptuous warmth and rapture from this wonderful British early music choir. The chosen Tudor church repertoire relates to Advent and Christmas, but it’s really music for all time, all seasons. Tallis’s incomplete Missa Puer natus est has the grandest sounds; Sheppard and White’s pieces dazzle by extravagance, while Byrd’s beguile with their sweet economy. Singing without a conductor, the choir’s tuning and rapport are impeccable. Clap your hands too for the atmospheric acoustic, bathing it all in gold.