Invisible Stars: Choral Works of Ireland & Scotland / Choral Scholars of University College
Blending ‘folk’ voices with choral precision tight harmony isn’t easy but Desmond Earley has a passionate stake in both and doesn’t put a foot wrong here.
– Choir & Organ
For sheer beauty of sound and contemplative luxuriousness, this debut by the mixed-voice Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin is an altogether captivating experience. Lovers of elegantly crafted singing will find much to enjoy here in a survey of Irish and Scottish songs that also reaches across the Atlantic in the Appalachian-accented Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair … Vocal solos are pristinely realised, the ensemble sound gilded and glowing.
– Classical Ear
Catalog Number: SIGCD436
Label: Signum Classics
Composer: Bill Whelan, Brendan Graham, Desmond Earley, Ivo Antognini, Michael McGlynn, Michael Rooney, Rolf Lovland, Sean Clarach Mac Domhnaill, Traditional
Conductor: Desmond Earley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Choral Scholars Of University College Dublin