The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and director Graham Ross have received rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic for their new release ‘Haec dies: Music for Easter’, the latest in their series of recordings for the church year on Harmonia Mundi.
Featured on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review, Andrew McGregor says “I love this recording, the selections, the way you hear settings of the same text side by side … blissfully uplifting … Excellent singing”.
Read Graham Ross’ blog for Gramophone magazine.
“Uplifting” Financial Times, ****
“Clare College Choir, founded in 1971, set the gold standard for mixed collegiate choirs and maintains its prowess in this disc of Easter music… ear-catching and spirited”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
“We all know what you get from an Oxbridge choral disc – at least we did until Graham Ross arrived at Clare College, Cambridge in 2010. Since then, the young Director of Music has taken the Oxbridge model of purity and precision – solid performances of core repertoire, often English, mostly Renaissance – and spiced it with an intelligent, unexpected approach to programming.”
Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone magazine
“I can’t think of a better collection of music for Easter”
“There are no weak links on this recording, the sound is exceptional”
Audiophile Audition, *****
“superbly rendered polyphony”
St Louis Post-Dispatch
“topmost caliber….. sumptuous.”
Santa Fe New Mexican
Read the full reviews here.