29 December 2012 The Times (of London):
"The wonderful, weird and wacky rub shoulders with cheese and tosh on this disc of Australia’s liveliest choir. But on the whole I loved it. Skip over the synthetic rendition of Rachmaninov, and some overblown stuff by the choir’s director Gordon Hamilton. But listen to his pulsating choral impression of a digderidoo, or his whimsical compendium of his friends’ Facebook messages, or Robert Davidson’s We Apologise, slowing down Kevin Rudd’s (the then Prime Minister) 2008 apology to Aborigines into a protracted scream. The breathy sound is very different to European choirs. But that’s refreshing too. (Warner Classics; out now)
NEW VOCAL MUSIC THAT CAPTURES THE VIBRANT SOUND, COLOUR, AND ENERGY OF AUSTRALIA.
“This is wonderful singing, most impressive... amazing!”
Simon Carrington, founding member of The King’s Singers
“The most sublime performance tonight I have ever heard anywhere in the world!”
Jonathon Welch AM, Choir of Hard Knocks and Opera Australia
“This ensemble is captivating: breathtaking homogeny, perfect intonation, spectacular virtuosity...”
Martin Steidler, Professor of Choral Conducting, Munich University
“One of the coolest, nerdiest, funniest music videos”
Sydney Morning Herald
**** “…one of the outstanding musical surprises of Fringe 2012.”
The Herald Scotland
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I've never heard such a sublime recording if the Biebl Ave Maria! I balled my eyes out the first time I listened to it... And the second, and the third. I don't have the words to describe how beautiful this sound is; this album is not to be missed!
Amazing from start to finish.
This album showcases vocal ensemble singing at it's best! Such brilliant musical artistry is shown by each one of these musicians and this is enhanced by new and exciting vocal repertoire! It's definitely worth having in your own CD collection.
Do yourself a favour!
Some great sounds! Bring on more Aussie music! Can't wait for the next album (with more William Barton compositions please)