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Gwyn Parry-Jones
MusicWeb International, October 2014

The Carice Singers’…quality is easily perceived from the number of soloists they are able to provide for this recording, all of whom sing with great accomplishment—with special mention for Lottie Bowden in Balulalow, and tenor Thomas Drew in Corpus Christi.

…Rachel Haworth…provides sensitive accompaniments to eight of the tracks.

All in all, a successful and enjoyable CD, and I am looking forward to hearing more from this excellent choir. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Steven Ritter
Audiophile Audition, September 2014

The Carice Singers…are a recently formed group [of] young singers drawn from various conservatories and universities across the UK. George Parris is their founder, and leads them in performances of spirit and delightful subtlety of dynamic range and expression. St Peter’s Church in Warwickshire, UK, provides the most accommodating setting for this recording. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, September 2014

This is primarily for Christmas but it’s well worth playing at any time in these performances. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Shirley Ratcliffe
Choir & Organ, September 2014

The young Carice Singers, under director George Parris, are totally at one with this repertoire, their expressive voices complementing the composer’s intentions with captivating interpretations. © 2014 Choir and Organ




Terry Blain
BBC Music Magazine, September 2014

It’s good to have 50 many of Warlock’s choral settings on one disc, sensitively performed by this technically confident group of singers…a very valuable collection. © 2014 BBC Music Magazine



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, August 2014

Peter Warlock is one that I’ve missed up until now. The Naxos volume Choral Music, with the Carice Singers under George Parris, fills things in nicely with a vivid picture of his choral writing. There are 25 short works on the album, illustrating well the composer’s idea of creating “a melody of chords”.

The Carice Singers under Parris have a good deal of sympathy for the music and accordingly give us rousing, spirited versions of the music, at times sublime and angelic.

There are true gems interspersed throughout—some very beautiful music. It’s all good. Any Anglophile worth her or his salt will no doubt respond as I did.

Excellent fare, served up with a relish that is hard to resist! Peter Warlock had a flair for choral writing and you get an excellent idea on this disk. Very recommended. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2014

Self-taught as a composer, Peter Warlock, whose real name was Philip Heseltine, produced some of the most exquisite choral works written in the early 20th century. Here we have 25 tracks of his most oft performed scores sung by a young group of voices from British universities and conservatoires brought together in 2011 by their conductor, George Parris. With just twenty members it produces a tonal quality that first emerged in the UK from the celebrated group, The Sixteen…it makes a most promising début disc that will give considerable pleasure in an immaculately engineered recording. © 2014 David’s Review Corner






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