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LassusDuring the summer of 2005, under the dir­ection of the Choir’s Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, the group recorded a disc of works by Orlande de Lassus. The CD features his four voice setting of the Mass for the Dead and the five voice set­ting of the Lamen­tations for Maundy Thursday. It con­cludes with the sublime Vide homo, composed just two weeks be­fore Lassus’ death in 1594.
Collegium Regale’s dark, rich sound and meticulously
disciplined — and beautifully enunciated — singing
enable them to give full intense effect to all the subtleties
of Lassus’s word-painting in these deceptively simple settings
of highly emotive texts, as horror-struck contemplation of utter
desolation is punctuated by flashes of irrepressible anger.

The Telegraph (December 2006, ranked in the ‘top discs of 2006’)
It is incredible to think that these mature
vocalists are mere students… The mystery is how
the choir achieves its gorgeous blend with such
transitory, albeit overlapping, personnel.

The Times (April 2006, 5 Stars)

Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home, price £13Following the popularity of the Christmas CD, a collection of Folk­song arrrangements from around the world was recorded in 2000. Featuring many new arrangements by members of the group past and present, it demonstrates the versatility of the group: from the lyrical Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) to the lively Negro Spiritual De gospel train.
All are sung beautifully—
enunciation is perfect and the
scholars musicianship is superb.

The Organ, May–July 2002

Christmas with the Choral Scholars

Christmas with the Choral Scholars, price £13This CD, recorded in 1998, was the first commercial rec­ording by Collegium Regale and reflects the wide range of their repertoire. It begins with early church music, typical of that sung at a men’s voices service in chapel, followed by some arrange­ments of trad­itional carols. The disc fin­ishes with some more up-beat Christmas num­bers!
Critics’ choice, December 1998
Classic FM Magazine
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