‘a beautifully-imagined candlelit sequence of mostly British choral music, beginning at 9pm and skilfully paced against the fading of the evening light through the Cathedral’s great west window…
‘…Skidmore and his choir do this sort of thing superbly: the real surprise was the Matthews [Dawn Chorus world première]. With solo voices singing birdsong-inspired material (Matthews aimed for euphony rather than a Messiaen-like clangour) in all corners of the Cathedral while the body of the choir intoned shimmering Lark Ascending chords in the distant Lady Chapel, the atmosphere was such that you barely registered the tour-de-force of ensemble… this was a Lichfield Festival moment in excelsis: music inspired by these people and this place, that sang of renewal on a summer night.’
Read the rest of the review at www.theartsdesk.com.
Why not book now for Summer Music by Candlelight at Birmingham Cathedral on 21 June 2016.