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Michael Quinn
Choir & Organ, November 2016

Intelligence and beauty go hand in hand in this thoroughly musical re-creation of a Mass that contrasts renaissance settings with choral works of the 20th century framed by apposite organ solos. The result is surprisingly coherent and satisfying, with pristine vocal contributions by Marktoberdorf’s Carl Orff Choir duly differentiating between old and new, and Peter Bader’s organ playing offering eloquent support. The choir’s mixed voices are beautifully blended, luminously so in Lasso’s Agnus Dei, Ko Matsushita’s vital Pater Noster and Eric Whitacre’s Alleluia. The sublime high-watermark is the Angelis suis Deus by Lithuanian Vytautas Miškinis (b.1954), raptly delivered—as is everything here in a thoroughly recommendable disc—under Stefan’s nuanced direction. © 2016 Choir & Organ



Marc Rochester
MusicWeb International, September 2016

This is a most impressive choir which not only delivers pristine performances in terms of accuracy and precision of pitch and blend, but also sings with immense musicality. Wolitz interprets the music with a real sense of affinity, irrespective of style, and clearly communicates his passion for this music to his singers who respond with some sectional performances. © 2016 MusicWeb International



William J Gatens
American Record Guide, September 2016

The Carl Orff Choir consists of singers with connections to the Marktoberdorf Grammar School. Stefan Wolitz has been their director since 2008. …I find their tone moderately bright, but the blend is good. They seem as much at home with the Lassus Mass as they do with the works of living composers, and that is rare. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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