Archive for October, 2016

Refuge from the Flames CD review – ORA hit stratospheric notes, right and ‘wrong’

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October 31st, 2016

This second disc by high-class chamber-choir newcomers Ora draws together a varied but effortlessly coherent programme around Psalm 50 – the Miserere – and the writings of Savonarola, the 15th-century Florentine priest and reformer burnt for heresy. If the choir’s version of the Allegri Miserere sounds slightly unfamiliar, that’s because Ora use for the first few verses a new edition correcting a supposed transcription error… Keep reading at theguardian.com

Suzi Digby as Published in Choral Directions 2016, Choir & Organ. (C) Rhinegold Publishing Ltd 2016. Used by permission.

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October 7th, 2016

Top Gear
Energy and drive characterise Suzi Digby’s approach to choral music – and Andrew Stewart detects no sign of her stepping on the brakes

Youthful spirits
There are probably more opportunities now for young people to sing in a choir than at any other time in our history. Suzi Digby talks to Andrew Stewart about the Voices Foundation

Published in Choral Directions 2016, Choir & Organ. (C) Rhinegold Publishing Ltd 2016. Used by permission.