What people say

…a fresh and inspiring album, where Shakespeare’s wonderful lyrics are the springboard for a dazzling variety of music. I am most honoured to have my little setting of It was a lover and his lass included, in a toe-tapping and delightful performance. Bravi tutti!

John Rutter

Cambridge Chorale is ideal for my music. I couldn’t hope for a better performance of my Two Shakespearean Songs. Indeed, the whole recording is a pleasure from start to finish.

Ned Rorem

Thank you for a beautiful concert last night. My parents and I had a wonderful time. The Duruflé was the highlight of course, absolutely mind-blowing! It felt like we were right in the middle of the music. But the whole concert was delightful from start to finish. The atmospheric opening with its rich harmonies set the tone for the evening, and Howells’ Requiem was the perfect vocal match to Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

Olivier, audience member, ‘Lead, Kindly Light’

We really enjoyed your concert on Saturday. It was our first Christmassy event of Advent and has kick started the season nicely. I was very impressed by the standard of musicianship, which was particularly apparent in the unaccompanied pieces. What also struck us was the cheerful and engaging personality of your conductor. A lovely evening - congratulations on a really successful concert.

KS, audience member, ‘Christmas is Coming’, December 2012

We had a wonderful time performing and rehearsing with Cambridge Chorale. It was a great pleasure working with you all and I thought the choir created created some heavenly moments on stage - the tone colours were absolutely beautiful.

Claire and Antoinette Cann, pianists for ‘Ein Deutsches Requiem’

Cambridge Chorale is well on their way to establishing itself as one of the finest chamber choirs in the country. The potent combination of young, well-trained voices and professional-standard musicianship makes them capable of a very high level of performance. The competition can consider itself lucky that the members of Cambridge Chorale all have other (often high-powered) jobs and cannot perform more often.

Norbert Meyn, singer, professor at the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Cambridge Chorale captured the moment with a sublime performance that tickled the eardrums and tugged at the heart strings.

Colin Watts, British Neuro Oncology Society (for whom Cambridge Chorale performed before their annual conference dinner)

I’m Spanish, but I spent last weekend in London. I really enjoyed listening to you last Saturday in St Martin-in-the-fields. Congratulations on your great singing. I sing a choir too. I’ll never forget your wonderful performance. The CD Salvator Mundi that I bought is great too. Thank you for making my weekend in London more special.

Antonio Galdón Pérez, ‘Allegri Miserere by Candlelight’, March 2011

It was a great programme in a great space. I have been singing seriously for over sixty years, and I cannot recall hearing better choirs than this. The dynamic range, balance and tuning (and the second basses) will stay in the memory.

Richard Larcombe, audience member, ‘Allegri Miserere by Candlelight’, March 2011

As a Russian person, it was a great pleasure to listen to this rare sort of music and to have a feeling of being in Russian church again; some pieces of music sounded as a prayer to me. It was a beautiful concert.

Milla Lukina, audience member, Grechaninov’s ‘Passion Week’, March 2010

We enjoy working with choirs and have worked with a number now. A real highlight has been the concert we gave with Cambridge Chorale, in particular the Rutter ‘Gloria’ which fizzed with energy and remains our best performance yet of that cornerstone of the repertoire for brass and choir.

Prime Brass

I really did think Cambridge Chorale are very committed and there was a great atmosphere throughout the recording. I’ve edited the music for this coming weekend and it sounds amazing - the words are so clear it’s wonderful! Musically, I think you were all on top form and I was particularly impressed with the way the choir kept pitch with the plainsongs. I look forward to working with you all again in the not too distant future!

Janet McLarty, Producer, BBC Radio 2’s ‘Sunday Half Hour’

Cambridge Chorale is a highly talented, intelligent and interesting choir with a knowledgeable and lively conductor and I very much enjoyed the brief time we had together. They were deeply committed, very quick to take suggestions and assiduous in their application. I look forward very much to working with them again in the future.

Sonja Nerdrum Hon. RCM, Language Coach for the Royal Opera House and Royal College of Music

I worked with Cambridge Chorale on the pronunciation of Hebrew for their performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Their request that I should work on this with them is in itself a testimony to the seriousness with which they approach their repertoire. I was particularly struck by the flexibility they demonstrated in working in a language so different from anything they knew, and by their responsiveness to my suggestions. Clearly, within a very short while they had internalised the main points I was trying to bring through. Extremely impressive!

Dr Amos Paran, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of London

My view is that based on Saturday evening’s performance, Cambridge Chorale is clearly the best choir in the region. I have heard most if not all of the other top choirs in the Cambridge area. The only other recent choral concert I heard in the Cambridge area that was in Cambridge Chorale’s league was a concert by The Sixteen, and they are of course not locally based.

Peter Godber, audience member

The whole evening was fabulous! Thoroughly enjoyable - from the first song to the last strawberry! Wonderful uplifting stuff. Thank you.

Laurence Mettam, audience member

A line or two to say how much my wife and I enjoyed the Chorale Concert last Sunday. Congratulations to all concerned! I have always sung the Brahms [Requiem] with orchestra, but it was wonderful to hear it accompanied by two superb pianists and timpani. I was also impressed by the efficiency of the Front of House staff.

Terence Moxham, audience member

Why not come and hear Cambridge Chorale for yourself?