"The best Samson ever" by Dunedin Consort & John Butt receives award nomination
2019 Gramophone Critics' Choices
Dunedin Consort's groundbreaking recording of Handel's Samson has already accumulated a glittering collection of reviews, and can now add two Gramophone Critics' Choices to that list:
"The responsive orchestra and singers of the Dunedin Consort (whether heard in small or large choir configurations) perform with marvellous quality and conviction." David Vickers
"I'm plumping for Samson: for its superb solo team, led by Joshua Ellicott ... its thrillingly immediate choral singing, and the mingled gravitas and theatrical urgency of John Butt's direction." Richard Wigmore
Byrd: The Great Service & Anthems by the Odyssean Ensemble and Colm Carey has been chosen by critic Peter Quantrill as his 2019 Critics' Choice!
"Colm Carey and the Odyssean Ensemble establish the entire sequence of canticles among the masterpieces of European polyphony with singing as bold and gutsy as it is polished."