''The Holst Singers create great clouds of texture which
surge, form and melt before your ears... For a bag of musical bonbons
de violette, this disc can't be beaten' (BBC Music Magazine)
The Tavener Collection
“… this CD ranks as the best introduction to John Tavener
that's currently on record”
(HMV.co.uk, Nov 2003)
Schnittke - Choir Concerto
“spine tingling… music great for contemplation, and
a terrific showcase for the choir’s stamina”
“...extremely well polished ... fabulous”
Evening Standard, Jan 2002)
"The Holst Singers under Stephen Layton are superb: they have
complete mastery of the style of the fine, rich choral timbre which
the music demands. Very highly recommended."
GRAMOPHONE EDITORS CHOICE (August 1999)
Music by Pärt, Sviridov, Gorecki, Gretchaninov, Tchaikovsky with
James Bowman, countertenor.
"Sensitive readings of the utmost sensitivity and control."
Over Hill, Over Dale
Shakespeare Settings, English Folk Songs, Elizabethan Part Songs with
Ian Bostridge, tenor and Michael George, bass.
"The Holst Singers......sing with a spellbinding sense of atmosphere
and crystal clear textures. Strongly recommended for all admirers of
Vaughan Williams and fine choral work......The Shakespeare settings
(BBC Music Magazine)
"Une réussite artistique exemplaire."
Other discs by the Holst Singers released by
Boughton: Bethlehem (CDA66690)
Britten, Holst & Bliss: English Choral Music (CDH55050)
Britten: Christ's Nativity (CDA66825)
Holst: The Evening Watch (CDH55170)
Holst: This have I done for my true love (CDH55171)
Schubert: Complete Songs, Vol 31 - Schubert and Religion (CDJ33031)
The English Orpheus, Vol 45 - The Song of Moses (CDA67038)