Album Review

Posted: Sunday 11th February 2001
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Dupré: Choral Works – Cathedral Music

Celebrating the Vasari Singers’ 21st anniversary, this disc showcases both them and the choral works of Dupré excellently. Familiar repertoire such as the Quatre Motets (Op.9) and the Ave verum (Op.34 No.1) lies alongside the less well-known Final from his oratorio La France au Calvaire(Op. 49). Without doubt, the highlight is the De Profundis (Op.18) ; the solo singing is sublime (particularly in Fiant aures tua) and the chorus is always beautifully controlled and exciting. Jeremy Filsell brings the best out of the organ at Douai Abbey, exploring all the necessary colours in Dupré’s rich organ accompaniments, whilst never being obtrusive. 

Julian Thomas
Cathedral Music