James Gilchrist nominated for esteemed award
29 August 2008Linn Records
is thrilled to announce tenor James Gilchrist
's acclaimed recording ‘On Wenlock Edge'
has been nominated in the Solo Vocal category of the 2008 Classic FM Gramophone Awards
. The collection of works by Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Bliss and Warlock was highly commended upon its release with several publications naming it ‘CD of the Week' and pronouncing it ‘Highly Recommended'.
The sought-after recitalist, James Gilchrist, was greatly praised for his vocal performance. The Scotsman described "a deliciously fresh account" while BBC Music Magazine stated that the singer's "elegant, shapely phrasing soars through it all like a bird" and The Times noted "...as an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself".
The nomination is also a great honour for the Scottish label Linn Records for whom this is the second consecutive nomination. At the 2007 Classic FM Gramophone Awards Linn Records artist Dunedin Consort were named winners of the Baroque Vocal category for their celebrated recording of Messiah.
James GilchristVaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge