London Choral Sinfonia: Colourise

July 26, 2022, 9:00 am

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The London Choral Sinfonia and director Michael Waldron are joined for their latest recording by baritone Roderick Williams, tenor Andrew Staples, and violinist Elena Urioste. The album opens with the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. These hypnotically beautiful songs are staples of the repertoire but have never before been recorded in this version for voice, choir, piano, and strings – an arrangement made by Vaughan Williams himself. Tenor Andrew Staples beguiles in his performance of Lennox Berkeley’s Variations on a Hymn by Orlando Gibbons, also never recorded before. The album is completed by Warlock’s Capriol Suite and by violinist Elena Urioste in an exquisite arrangement of Vaughan Williams’s ethereal masterpiece The Lark Ascending.