All the music is radiant, all of it is unexpected, including a set of seven Advent antiphons commissioned by the chaplain … and comes from a choir that’s gone from being a minor player in Oxbridge choral music to becoming one of the most exciting groups in its area
Gramophone, December 2012
The quality of the singing throughout is very high — this is an immensely accomplished and responsive mixed-voice choir … an impressive achievement in every way … Delphian’s recorded sound is beautiful.
International Record Review, December 2012
This richly varied collection of mainly contemporary music for Advent, most of it directed by Nicholas, is exquisitely sung … a fine seasonal disc.
Sunday Times, December 2012
A satisfyingly solemn, serious affair. Here, the Advent progression from hushed anticipation to bright, hopeful light is given extra weight by the varied choice of material sung … the mixture of settings ancient and modern succeeds beautifully… Lovely, in other words
The Arts Desk, December 2012
The fresh, well-blended voices show vitality and drill, but the basses, in particular, bloom beautifully in James MacMillan’s Advent Antiphon and John Tavener’s O Adonai
The Observer, October 2012
The singing is fresh and opulent, and delivered with a clarity and precision that sits pleasingly with the resonant ambience of the recordings
The Scotsman, October 2012
The radiant young voices, sumptuous acoustics and quality items should make for gripping listening all year round
The Times, December 2012