With a spectacular vocal contribution from the Elm City Girls’ Choir (we defy you to resist an immediate encore), and compositions by Roderick Williams and David Hill himself among others, Yale Schola Cantorum’s exuberant celebration of contemporary choral music with a New England twist is certain to win new friends for this repertoire.
This disc contains more strikingly diverse sounds than the title New England Choirworks might suggest…Tawnie Olson’s Magnificat immediately grabs attention with its pungent evocations of Bulgarian women’s choirs, conveyed convincingly by Elm City Girls’ Choir…The four unaccompanied movements [of the Williams] captivate from the moment the exhorting opening note merges to the Symphony’s radiant conclusion. BBC ****
Richly rewarding. Gramophone
David Hill has devised a most interesting and varied programme for this CD and his highly accomplished choir sings it with tremendous skill. MusicWeb