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Ensemble

A Luminous Experience

The Derwent Singers perform music by
Fauré, Tallis, Byrd, Gabrieli, Eric Whitacre
and John Rutter, heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Building their latest concert around Fauré's Requiem (St Osmund's Church, Derby, UK, 18 October 2014), the Derwent Singers and conductor Richard Roddis chose a first half of pieces echoing its central image of eternal light.

They brought a rich sound to Tallis' O Nata Lux, sung from the back of the church. Textures were clear in O Lux Beata Trinitas by Byrd and Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo, though occasional moments lost focus, and here and elsewhere some soprano high notes were not dead-centre...

Copyright © 2 November 2014 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERWENT SINGERS

RICHARD RODDIS

TOM CORFIELD

GABRIEL FAURE

THOMAS TALLIS

WILLIAM BYRD

GIOVANNI GABRIELI

FLOR PEETERS

JOHN RUTTER

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

ORGAN MUSIC

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