Album Review

Posted: Sunday 7th October 2012
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Gabriel Jackson: Requiem – The Observer

While personal loss lies at the heart of this new collection from the ever admirable Vasari Singers, it is predominantly a superb celebration of life and love. Taking Gabriel Jackson’s thickly textured Requiem as a starting point, it includes two other moving memorial pieces by him – In All His Works, written for Allan Wicks, the inspirational former master of the choristers at Canterbury, and I Am the Voice of the Wind, a tender setting of words by Geraldine Atkinson, the daughter of a Vasari member, who died suddenly in 2009. Always ready to commission and perform new work, this choir grows in stature with each new recording.

Stephen Pritchard
The Observer