THERE IS NO ROSE … Christmas in the 21st Century
including Bob CHILCOTT: Shepherd’s Carol, There is no Rose, HOLST: In the Bleak Mid-winter, NIELSEN: My heart always wanders, Alan BULLARD: A star as bright as day
Vocal Group Concert Clemens
Orchid Classics ORC 100062 @ £14.25*
“Vocal Group Concert Clemens is a chamber choir of 16 singers based in Aarhus, Denmark, which to date has made a limited number of recordings. This one is outstanding: the group produces exceptionally pure-toned singing, and the engineering is alluringly atmospheric.
The singers avoid vibrato, and this produces performances of unusual textural clarity, freshening even favourite carols like The Holly and the Ivy.” BBC Music Magazine
Danish choir Vocal Group Concert Clemens releases a Christmas album this month, featuring a selection of festive favourites and lesser-known works, many of which have been newly arranged and recorded for the first time. Entitled There is no Rose …, the recording follows the theme of the rose as a symbol of love.
Formed in 1997 by conductor Carsten Seyer-Hansen, the ensemble aims to present classical vocal music with precision and warmth, and performs at music festivals, competitions and in concerts around the world.
Orchid Classics ORC100062