Press Cuttings

What the press says about us:-

“Singing of a rare beauty” 

“I have never heard a performance of the Crucifixus more moving in its sorrow” 

“It was simply glorious!” 

“Technically, this is one of the best equipped chamber choirs in the region” 

“Here were singers who sang with their eyes and communicated an infectious enthusiasm.” 

“The Sinfonia Chorale sang with a delicate appreciation of style.” 

“Glorious music, gloriously sung.” 

“The Chorale came close to professional standard” 

”Luminous singing, the sound warm and clear” 

“In their unaccompanied pieces, the well—balanced mixed voices of the Sinfonia Chorale sang with a delicate appreciation of style.” 

Voice and Dance, Southwell Minster: “An outstanding event in what promises to be a halcyon year for the Sinfonia Chorale.” 

“The singing was consistently idiomatic and responsive to conductor Richard Roddis’ direction.” 

“Some outstanding features of their singing were the absolute clarity of rhythm, the assurance of individual entries, and the skilful blending of parts.” 

“There are some concerts which just crackle with energy, and this was one of them - such is the rapport which exists between members of the Sinfonia Chorale and their conductor Richard Roddis. ... The choir, consistently alert and well-balanced, made a joyful noise....” 

About our performance of Bach's St John Passion at Southwell Minster on 11 April, Peter Palmer wrote, in the Nottingham Evening Post:

"In its 40th anniversary season, the Sinfonia Chorale reaffirmed its position as the region's premier chamber choir. One could never hope to find more devoted music-making than this." 

"A superb programme, superbly performed." MAGNIFICAT (November 2007) 

"The Sinfonia Chorale's 'Polish Connections' concert blazed with a spiritual light whose intensity was remarkable even for this most accomplished of choirs. ...

Górecki's Totus Tuus, Panufnik's Song to the Virgin Mary and Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque are all works which require absolute precision of ensemble and a secure sense of musical architecture - as well as lungs of steel to cope with the breath-control which the composers demand. The choir rose to every challenge to produce music of radiance and power. ..." (William Ruff, November 2008) 

"Sinfonia Chorale sang with sensitivity to the text and with immaculate blending and balance ... There was energy and vitality in the subtly interwoven choral textures with their characteristic lilting rhythms and echoing effects. ..." (Grahame Whitehead, about Monteverdi Vespers, March 2010 : read the full review) 

" ... This was choral singing at its best. It went beyond technical excellence, however, and the enjoyment and engagement of the singers were unmistakable ... a glorious wave of sound ... energy and power ... beautifully conveyed a sense of mysteries beyond words ..." (Catalan Connections (November 2010): Grahame Whitehead of the Nottingham Evening Post

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