“The men’s Stanford opening (“For lo, I raise up”) hits you like an explosion, and rightly so…exquisite folk songs.”
Church Times, December 2017
Under A CELTIC SKY
Director Huw Williams
Organ Peter King
We are delighted to showcase works from some of Wales’ finest composers: William Mathias, whose richly textured choral language has stood the test of time, Geraint Lewis, and Paul Mealor, whose Ubi Caritas received a memorable performance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Recorded in the wonderful acoustic of Keble College, Oxford and conducted by Swansea-born Huw Williams, with accompaniment from renowned organist Peter King, this stunning new recording is a must-have for any choral music lover. Featuring an eclectic collection of choral works rooted in Britain’s rich Celtic heritage, this delightful disc has something to offer every listener.
We take you on a wide-ranging musical journey across the Celtic lands, from iconic folk songs such as Dafydd y Garreg Wen, to elegant choral favourites, such as John Rutter’s enduringly popular Gaelic Blessing and Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford’s shimmering Blue Bird.
Works by English composers writing on Celtic themes, or who spent formative years in Celtic countries, also find a home on this disc.