Category Archives: Reviews

Review: “Music of the Spanish pilgrims” – Lee-on-Solent, April 2011

“There was an earthiness in the more rumbustious items that 12th century pilgrims sang (or might have sung) on the road to the cathedral of Santiago da Compostela. Not even Victoria’s sublime Agnus Dei and Ave Maria surpassed the innocent freshness of another setting of the latter text, by one Javier Busto. The choir’s corporate… [Read More]

Review: “Music Night” – St Paul’s Church, Chichester, November 2010

“… conductor Peter Gambie tells us that he encourages professional standards and understanding from his singers. Judging from their performances of music, ranging from the sixteenth century Byrd and Lobo, to modern composers such as Tavener, Lauridsen and Whitacre, he has certainly achieved this. The choir is a group of some thirty singers and their… [Read More]

Review: Choir tour to Hungary, June 2006

“The Renaissance Choir, under its distinguished conductor Peter Gambie, gave the first Anglo-Hungarian performance of Tallis’s motet Spem in Alium with the Budapest Monteverdi Choir. Mr. Gambie described the 40-part work as “the Mount Everest” of Renaissance music. Written for 8 choirs with five parts in each, its challenge is supreme. The Renaissance Choir has… [Read More]