On their premiere recording, the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, directed by celebrated choral conductor Ralph Allwood, perform the works of British Choral Award winner Roderick Williams.
Based in Greenwich, East London the choir is comprised of both students from the conservatoire (including several choral scholars) as well as outstanding volunteer singers. It is unique amongst cathedral, church and collegiate choirs in the UK in that it has ready access to the wide range of musical resources at the Conservatoire, collaborating frequently in a wide variety of genres as well as performing for services at the beautiful 18th Century Chapel of St Peter & St Paul.
As well as being renowned as a singer Roderick Williams is also well-respected as a composer, and his works have been premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio.
★★★★ This is a well presented introduction to a contemporary composer of whom I hope and expect to hear more – Cross Rhythms
This vivid choral anthology has given continued pleasure throughout the year, filled as it is with an astonishing versatility of moods and styles – Gramophone
This disc shows another equally distinguished side to one of the UK’s leading singers. It’s very well worth hearing – MusicWeb International