Fittingly exultant ... light, airy textures and ... an air of sophisticated innocence ... The pure young voices of the Choristers add an extra degree of freshness to the choral sound ... The Merton College Choir are on top form throughout this programme
Musicweb International, May 2020
★★★★ Merton's new choral foundation aimed to combine tradition with bold innovation and they pull that off here with some daring … The Merton singers are in great voice and Merton brass could dep[utise] for the angels.
Choir & Organ, May/June 2020
★★★★ ... glowing performances ... golden choral textures offset by beguiling harmonic diversions ... imaginatively coloured and strikingly performed.
The Scotsman, 23 May 2020
It's a fantastic disc ... there's real precision in the singing, which Merton has in spades ... there's an emulsification of different sounds on this disc that I found really engaging ... this recording is a real feat of excellence and precision.
Caroline Gill on Record Review, BBC Radio 3, 30 May 2020
It is a pleasure to hear the sure and self-confident young voices ... the sound captivates with its clarity, but also radiates warmth. (Es ist eine Freude, die sicheren und selbstbewussten jungen Stimmen zu hören ... besticht der Klang durch Klarheit, strahlt aber zugleich Wärme aus.)
Frankfurter Allgemeine, 29 June 2020
Benjamin Nicholas has been canny in his choices ... [the choir's] relationship with Delphian extends back nearly a decade, and you can hear the changes under Nicholas’s careful direction – in the softer-edged blend, the more bass-anchored sound... Abbie Betinis’s Cedit, hyems shouts its difference in ear-catching textures and motifs; a haunting solo flute and icy chatter warm gradually into a pulsing dance, as winter gives way to spring.
Gramophone, August 2020