John Rutter: A Double Celebration
Spiritually uplifting choral music from masters of their art. Aled Jones's Album of the Week, 1 September 2014.
Two significant musical institutions are showcased in this new 2-CD release which features thirty years of recordings by the Cambridge Singers and marks the forthcoming 70th birthday of their director, the composer John Rutter.
One of the albums features classic Cambridge Singers performances by a variety of composers. The second specifically celebrates the music of Rutter, with a wide range of works that he has composed or arranged over the past 30 years.
It's a fine collection which clearly shows off Rutter's melodic gifts and the extraordinary rapport between the composer and his singers who deliver with ethereal beauty and clarity.