James MacMillan  Since It Was The Day of Preparation…
Hebrides Ensemble with Brindley Sherratt

November 2015

 

“a welcome re-performance from co-commissioners the Hebrides Ensemble plus Synergy Vocals… (Their) performance had clearly matured and bedded down beautifully since the premiere… The Synergy singers were on very fine form, intoning the gospel story with crystal-clear diction and a silky balance between their vocal lines….. Tenor Benedict Hymas was particularly effective in the work’s opening, chanting from behind the audience with the effect that his voice seemed to be coming from all parts of the cathedral’s huge interior… It felt like a wonderfully mature, thoughtful performance.”

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