Album: The King's Singers and The Concordia Choir, High Flight (Signum Classics)

 

In a choral-music marketplace crowded with countless versions of the same old baroque repertoire favourites of Bach, Monteverdi, etc, it's an intriguing pleasure to hear this anthology of modern works by talented modern choral composers Morten Lauridsen, former King's Singer Bob Chilcott, and the gifted Eric Whitacre, creator of the online 185-voice Virtual Choir version of his own "Lux Aurumque". That's included here in The King's Singers' more considered interpretation, alongside their witty version of Chilcott's settings of poems by cummings, Joyce, Larkin and Raleigh in "Even Such Is Time". But the standout is The Concordia Choir's rendition of Whitacre's "Cloudburst".

DOWNLOAD THIS: Cloudburst; Even Such Is Time; Lux Aurumque

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