A Caroling Christmas / Gloriae Dei Cantores
"What a refreshing musical gift this is! Those familiar with the Gloriae Dei Cantores singers know what a sterling ensemble they are; they deliver all the goods here. Seagull Seven's jazzy arrangement of "Deck the Hall" really rocks! In these and all else, the singers exude joy and cheer through artful, infectious performances that are immaculate and engaging. The rich warmth of tone is balanced by vibrancy and energy. This is musical merriment that will bring great cheer at Christmas time–or any time!"
—James Hildreth, The American Organist
"Here's a joyful and beautifully sung album of seasonal specialties ......this ensemble can claim many choral strengths, but their most remarkable attribute is their spiritual intensity and sincerity. Sound quality is beyond reproach; notes and texts are laid out in a colorful and festive booklet."
—Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide
"The choral artistry for which Gloriae Dei Cantores has become known can be heard in each selection. The ageless and profound wonder of Christmas comes alive with the singing of each word and the playing of each note."
—Wallace Cheatham, Christianity and the Arts
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Catalog Number: GDWR07
Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Number of Discs: 2
Composer: Alfred S. Burt, Benjamin Britten, Bernard De La Monnoye, Boris Ord, Bruce Stuart Saylor, Dale Jergenson, David Campbell, Gerald Near, Harold Edwin Darke, Henry Walford Davies, John Rutter, John Tavener, Ralph Hunter, Seagull Seven, Sir William Walton, Theodora Hall, Traditional, William Billings, William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor: Elizabeth C. Patterson, Richard K. Pugsley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Extol Handbell Choir, Gabriel V Brass Quintet, Gloriæ Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble, Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble, Gloriae Dei Cantores, Gloriae Dei Ringers