The Choir of Merton College, Oxford and orchestra in rehearsal, 2022

Choirs: Reviews

"Plainly, this is a fine choir, and a worthy rival to the other mixed-voice Oxbridge ensembles that have flourished in recent times."
The Sunday Times
"a terrific program and it is sung very well by a mixed choir that is making a name for itself since going from being a minor player in Oxbridge choral music to one of the best collegiate choirs in the land after Benjamin Nicholas became director of music in 2008"
American Record Guide
"The Merton College Choir are on top form throughout this programme. In just a few years Benjamin Nicholas has built this choir into one of the foremost collegiate choirs in the UK and this disc offers another example of their excellence in whatever music comes their way. 
MusicWeb International
“...a musical force of astonishing quality and character. To hear an evensong there is to be transported.”
Church Times
“These beautifully shaped performances by a finely constituted and fearless mixed choir offer a convincing array of colour, texture and dynamics. The sound is rich and full, allowed to breathe in an ideal acoustic.”
BBC Music Magazine
“Astonishing versatility ... a stimulating programme ... put over with passion, aplomb and utter respect for the composers' intentions.”

“It is clear why Merton under Nicholas has so quickly entered the big league. Tuneful, delicate, articulate, and attentive, their passionate performance of this mighty oratorio could in no way have been bettered.”
Church Times