COMPOSERS: Bach; Davies; Dean; Gauntlett; Goldschmidt; Hurford; Jackson; Mendelssohn; Muldowney; Ord; Praetorius; Rautavaara; Rutter; Turnage; Villette; Wade; Weir; etc
LABELS: King’s College
ALBUM TITLE: Nine Lessons & Carols
WORKS: Nine Lessons & Carols
PERFORMER: The choir of king’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury
CATALOGUE NO: KG0001
For many, the King’s College Choir defines Christmas musically, and this recording of their 2010 carol service is a natural choice to launch the choir’s own label. The Bible readings are included, and there’s a useful bonus on the second CD: carols the choir has recently commissioned, from Brett Dean, Dominic Muldowney and Tansy Davies among others. Perhaps the lower voices aren’t quite as smoothly blended here as they usually are at King’s, but generally the level of achievement reached in these live performances is enviable.