Bob Chilcott - The Rose in the Middle of Winter

A moving and inspiring collection from the contemporary master of carols. Album of the Week, 16 December 2013.

Bob Chilcott was recently described by as 'a contemporary hero of British choral music'. His works are commissioned and sung by choirs the world over. 

His bright, melodic Christmas carols are absolutely stunning; a selection of them have been brought together on this new collection, which includes a number of world premiere recordings, performed by the Oxford-based choir Commotio, which was formed in 1999 by its director, Matthew Berry.

Chilcott's songs have set a new standard for contemporary Christmas carols and are already accessible classics that choirs love to perform. This is a moving and inspiring collection, beautifully sung.