This MUSICAL ADVENT CALENDAR from Oxford's leading mixed-voice collegiate choir is their second release on the Stone Records label, following their highly-successful recording of Duruflé's Requiem and Milford's Mass. This beautifully-presented disc is a countdown to Christmas of 24 tracks (with a bonus for the Day itself) featuring wonderful performances of some of the best-loved carols of all time, and a handful of première recordings that will delight all music lovers. Each Advent Sunday is marked by a Bach chorale, and the listener is guided through Advent, as the excitement builds for the arrival of Christmas Day.
A uniquely-devised and brilliantly-performed Christmas CD.
Lusty performances, and a nice mix of familiar and less familiar selections. Performance *** Recording *** --BBC music magazine, Christmas 2013