Nowell sing we

 

The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford

Director: Stephen Farr

Organ Scholars: Nicholas Freestone, Alexander Goodwin, and Benjamin Cunningham

We are thrilled to announce that Worcester College Chapel ChoRES10138_cover_300dpi-2ir’s latest recording for the Resonus Classics label under the direction of Stephen Farr,  Nowell sing we (2014), has been named BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Christmas Choice’ for this year.  This disc now follows in the footsteps of  our first volume of contemporary Christmas carols, This Christmas Night (2012), which was also named ‘Christmas Choice’ in 2012.

Reviews:

‘[…] would that all new Christmas issues were as fresh and enterprising as this one! There isn’t a routine setting among them, and many are strikingly successful […]  Stephen Farr directs well-contrasted performances’

BBC Music Magazine (Christmas Choice 2014, 5 stars performance & sound)

‘[…] a most impressive collection of contemporary carols […] superbly detailed, even within this rich acoustic, and the outstanding choral contributions, under Stephen Farr, are interlinked with seven Nico Muhly organ antiphons, brilliantly played by Farr […] A magnificent example of the modern gramophone at its best’

International Record Review

‘Highlights of the Worcester College CD are the first recording of Lennox Berkeley’s ‘Sweet was the song’, Gabriel Jackson’s short and sweet title track and works by Colin Matthews and Michael Finnissy […] Nico Muhly’s brilliant ‘O Antiphon’ preludes for solo organ provide effective punctuation, immaculately played by [Stephen] Farr’

Choir and Organ

The disc is available to download through iTunes or via this link:

http://www.resonusclassics.com/nowell-sing-we-worcester-college

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