Passion & Polyphony: Sacred Choral Music by Frank Martin & James MacMillan

Passion & Polyphony: Sacred Choral Music by Frank Martin & James MacMillan

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Sonoro
Neil Ferris (conductor)

Making their recording debut on Resonus Classics is Sonoro, one of the UK’s newest and most impressive chamber choirs, founded in 2016 by Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins.

Noted for their warmth of tone, rich blend of colours and vibrancy in performance, for their first recording Sonoro present sacred music by Frank Martin and James MacMillan, with a programme featuring Martin’s iconic Mass for Double Choir and a selection of works from MacMillan’s considerable contribution to the choral repertoire, including his powerful setting of the Miserere.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'Ferris encourages his singers to generate a rich, robust texture, abundant in vibrant colour and undoubted excitement. [...] Flexibility is matched by careful attention to blend and nuance.'
The Guardian

- The Guardian

'Ferris encourages his singers to generate a rich, robust texture, abundant in vibrant colour and undoubted excitement. [...] Flexibility is matched by careful attention to blend and nuance.'
The Guardian

'Ferris moulds the performances to convey that unique sense of mystery, tradition, folk-like openness of expression and exotic harmoniousness which characterises so much of MacMillan’s sacred music.'
Gramophone

'Sonoro’s debut release is a fine achievement.'
MusicWeb International

'The singing by choir and soloists is exemplary'
Cross Rhythms

Credits
© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10208
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Release date: 2 March 2018
EAN: 5060262791134
Cover design: Bruno Lasnier