The Rose in the Middle of Winter - Carols by Bob Chilcott
That communication with the listener is undoubtedly enhanced by the performances of Commotio. Their singing is technically excellent and they consistently demonstrate complete commitment to the music. I was very interested to see that the producer of this disc is Nigel Short, the conductor of Tenebrae and a former colleague of Bob Chilcott in The King’s Singers. If it was daunting for Matthew Berry and his choir to have two highly experienced singers and choral conductors… Short and his engineer Will Brown have ensured that the recorded sound is excellent: clear, atmospheric and beautifully balanced.
I think this delightful disc will enhance the musical side of Christmas for a lot of people.
– John Quinn, MusicWeb International
Catalog Number: 8573159
Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber, Robert Chilcott
Conductor: Matthew Berry
Performer: Alice James, Josie Simmons, Laurie Ashworth, Richard Pearce, Tanya Houghton, Tim Elton