EX CATHEDRA | Fire Burning in Snow concert

‘… the simple, insistent gutsy rhythms from two deep drums … was a herald to the feast of recently researched and newly introduced music of Bolivian, Juan de Araujo (1648-1712). Fascinating instrumental parts were realised by the conductor, featuring the QuintEssential Sackbut & Cornett Ensemble and based on Araujo’s choral music both liturgical and in the villancicos style. As ever, the standards of these musicians are impeccably high with the singers forming into contrasting “choirs” or presenting beautifully crafted solo strands. (The Birmingham Post)