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Lindsay Koob
American Record Guide, November 2013

The choral scene is definitely alive and well in Dallas, if this superb professional choir is any indication. The ensemble is remarkable for its exceptional technical acumen, dynamic sensitivity, and interpretive nuance. While fully capable of full-throated glory, the singers’ ultrapure tonal transparency (at need) is particularly effective in revealing the subtle harmonic intricacies of these selections—especially in the pieces by Whitacre, Tavener, and Betinis.

This is a dandy onestop survey of today’s top choral tunesmiths— just GET it, and then use it to help me convert those poor, misguided souls who claim that no great music is being composed nowadays! © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Denton
David's Review Corner, June 2013

A choral disc containing nine works written in the 21st century coming from three continents and performed by one of America’s outstanding vocal groups. The effect that the English speaking world has had on present day choral composers will be the first thing that strikes you, shortly followed by the fact that the beautifully smooth tone of Vox Humana is partly responsible for bringing much closer together the varying styles of the eight composers. The one exception comes with the British composer, John Tavener, his rather personal harmonies standing out from the other composers…Coming a close second in individuality is one of my particular favourite American composers, Frank Ticheli, with his deeply moving There will be rest, written for his friends following the death of their young child. The quiet ending is as touching as music can achieve. …[Vox Humana’s] twenty-odd members producing an ideally balanced quality for their New Zealand-born conductor, David Childs, who also includes two of his own works. The recorded sound is quite gorgeous. © David’s Review Corner





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