Review: “Tranquility” – Portsmouth, July 2011

“Saturday’s concert, given by the Renaissance Choir, in St. Thomas’ Cathedral, confirmed their status as one of Hampshire’s leading chamber choirs. (…) Throughout, the choir’s blend and ensemble, under the direction of conductor Peter Gambie, was consistently high. Particularly memorable, in the concert’s first part, were Czemisky’s Pater Noster and the double choir setting of Laudate Pueri by Victoria. The second part of the concert began with tenors and basses giving a convincing performance of Poulenc’s demanding Laudes de Saint Antoine. These were followed by sopranos and altos alone, singing an eight-part setting of Ave Maria by Holst, and again the blend and control were impressive. Concerts by the Renaissance choir are highly recommended.”