COMPOSERS: Alexandra Youth Choir
LABELS: Naxos World
WORKS: South African Choral
PERFORMER: Alexandra Youth Choir
CATALOGUE NO: 76025-2
You can be even less sure about the producer playing his sax in one of the ALEXANDRA YOUTH CHOIR’s songs. Some temptations are made for resisting. Otherwise, the album is a well-taken opportunity by the revamped Naxos World label.
The choir is typically South African in its unpretentious repertoire of social, traditional and Christian material. Used to a cappella performance, it delivers joyously and confidently with vibrant sopranos and well-balanced male voices, the latter putting to shame many local choirs from Europe.
Anybody who is looking to renew grassroots Western choral traditions, especially in schools, ought to find inspiration here.