Christmas with Sonoro - Sonoro, Michael Higgins (organ) & Neil Ferris (conductor) - Resonus Classics - RES10226

Christmas with Sonoro

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Sonoro
Michael Higgins (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)


The London-based chamber choir Sonoro, with conductor Neil Ferris, follow up their acclaimed debut album with an absorbing and characterful programme of works for Christmas.

Striking a balance between new compositions, re-setting of familiar texts and new arrangements of familiar tunes, topped off with a few festive favourites, Sonoro bring their distinctive warm and rounded tone to the festive season.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)
1. A little child there is yborn

Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)
2. O Oriens

Paul Spicer (b. 1952)
3. In a Field as I Lay

Michael Higgins (b. 1981)
4. The angel Gabriel

John Joubert (b. 1927)
5. There is no rose

Gareth Treseder (b. 1985)
6. Blessed be that Maid Marie

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
7. A spotless rose

Becky McGlade (b. 1974)
8. In the bleak midwinter

Michael Higgins
9. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Betty Roe (b. 1930)
10. The Holly and the Ivy

Sally Beamish (b. 1956)
11. In the stillness

Fintan O’Carroll (1922–1981)
12. Suantraí ár Slánaitheora

Michael Higgins
13. Coventry Carol

Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
14. Bethlehem Down

John Rutter (b. 1945)
15. Wexford Carol

Will Todd (b. 1970)
16. My Lord has Come

Michael Higgins
17. Silent night

Stuart Nicholson (b. 1975)
18. Ding dong! merrily on high

'There's stillness and great joy in this standout festive offering from London's young choir'

- BBC Music Magazine (5 stars, Christmas Choice)

'There's stillness and great joy in this standout festive offering from London's young choir'
BBC Music Magazine (5 stars, Christmas Choice)

'For a refreshing take on Christmas music, this year's standout recording is Christmas With Sonoro'
The Observer

'[...] dazzlingly slick performances of carols traditional and contemporary. Yet their readings are incredibly affecting too; there's plenty of soul behind the surface polish [...] Lovely stuff, beautifully recorded to boot'
The Arts Desk

'The singing of Sonoro is expert: they achieve a fine balance and make a sound which is clear and consistently pleasing'
MusicWeb International

'It is easy to become jaded by the number of Christmas releases but here is a CD that has much to recommend'
Lark Reviews

'[...] once again the singing is top quality, whether a cappella or accompanied by Michael Higgins on the organ, and the audio quality courtesy of Adam Binks is state of the art'
Cross Rhythms

'The sooner you get this the more time you’ll have to listen. Highly recommended.'
Classics Today

© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10226
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791332
Release date: 28 September 2018