Thursday, 19 June 2014

Turtle Doves

The Sixteen, ‘The Voice of the Turtle Dove’ (St James the Greater, Leicester, but Choral Pilgrimage touring nationwide until 25 October)

I saw a positive review of the Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage on the Guardian website yesterday. It jogged my memory of the visit to Leicester. I thought the selection was good - Davy, Sheppard, Mundy  -  but that the voices did not shine quite as brightly as they had in the past. The Early Flemish Rennaisance selection a few years back was stunning and I wondered if this fell slightly short of the mark. There had been a mix-up with seats, so we were at the back of the nave, where they could be heard perfectly well, but this may account for the less than startling quality. 

Overall: very fine, but just not quite as sublime as on previous occasions

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