The jutting vocal fanfares of [Weir’s] Ave Regina caelorum set a brightly celebratory atmosphere at the disc’s beginning… The seven-part writing of Hannah Kendall’s numinous Regina caeli is lucidly balanced out by the singers… Of the other works the glowing Magnificat of 15th-century composer John Nesbitt is particularly notable, bringing gleaming work from the sopranos in particular.
BBC Music Magazine, Awards Issue 2015
★★★★★ A fascinating and finely executed collection of anthems and motets… The 35-strong mixed voice choir possess perfect intonation and blend… this is not a disc to be missed.
Choir & Organ, March/April 2015
The Delphian engineers capture superbly this excellent choir in its home chapel and one of the main delights of the programme is precisely the engaging mix of early and contemporary music.
Early Music Review, February 2015
★★★★★ Delphian scores yet another choral hit with this exceptional and fascinating collection themed around musical representations of the Virgin Mary. And once again, Merton College Choir is the immaculate vehicle for performances that encompass the old and the new.
The Scotsman, January 2015
Astonishing versatility ... a stimulating programme ... put over with passion, aplomb and utter respect for the composers' intentions.
Gramophone magazine, December 2014
This arresting sequence is of old and new representations of the Virgin. Judith Weir’s vigorous, beautifully fresh Ave Regina caelorum is the first of four such Marian antiphons commissioned from women, the others being Kerry Andrew, Hannah Kendall and Dobrinka Tabakova, the results all striking.
Sunday Times, December 2014