Press and Praise
From the York Press review of the Voices from the East concert, featuring music from Russia, Poland and the Baltics to celebrate the unveiling of the Great East Window of York Minster
… The choir emphasised the delicious melodic interplay of Vytautas Miškinis’ Angelis Suis Deus, and both the singers and the audience demonstrated visible enjoyment during Górecki’s Amen. Lydia Eyre’s solo in Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Only in Sleep was tantalising…
Under the assertive direction of Benjamin Morris, the repertoire was handled impressively by the Chapter House Choir, who maintained clarity and balance throughout the entirely a capella programme.
From the York Press review of the Carols by Candlelight concert conducted by Andrew Carter
… Variation of vocal colour was abundant: intimate in Shaw’s Lute-book Lullaby; deftly playful in Walford-Davies’s The Holly And The Ivy; sinuous and serene in Howells’s A Spotless Rose; rich and warm for Howells’s Sing Lullaby.
The Handbell Ringers performed magical, surprisingly delicate, festive carol arrangements, making the evening, if possible, even more Christmassy.
Carter’s deceptively simple yet ravishing arrangement of Stille Nacht was a delightful encore. It was a privilege to be there.
Carols by Candlelight in the Chapter House of York Minster, December 2017
Jonathan Howard, writing on the King’s Singers blog
From the York Press review of the concert featuring Daniel in Babylon by Francis Jackson and William Walton’s The Twelve
Helen Blythe and Ruth McConnell rehearse their duet in The Twelve, Quire of York Minster, February 2016
An extract from the York Press review of Carols by Candlelight in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church
The choir’s handbell ensemble punctuated the programme with a visual and aural spectacle: their ingenious carol arrangements mingled festively with the distant bells of St Wilfrid’s across the road.
An extract from the York Press review of our For the Fallen remembrance concert
Chapter House Choir in St Olave’s Church
An extract from Martin Scheuregger’s review of Song Cycle: vive la vélorution! featured in the York Press
Chapter House Choir members on wheels for Song Cycle
Concert for Clare at St. Luke’s Chelsea, in collaboration with Coro London
Denise Redding, Mark Latham and Clare Latham – York Minster