“Could anyone but David Hill have achieved such a fusion of English choral tradition and state-of-the-art baroque performance practice? I don’t think so. What an extraordinary contribution to our nation’s musical life he has made. The next time he dons morning dress, I hope it will be to receive a decoration at Buckingham Palace.”

Read the review in full at http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/damianthompson/100007360/middle-england-meets-its-saviour-the-bach-choirs-magnificent-st-matthew-passion/

David Hill’s most recent recording with The Bach Choir and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Vaughan Willams’ Sancta Civitas and Dona Nobis Pacem has just been released on the Naxos label.

New signing

March 3, 2010

We are delighted to announce the addition of soprano Helen-Jane  Howells to our list. Following successful performances as Eve in Jonathan Kent’s production of  The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique and Caen, Helen-Jane will tour with the show to Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later in March. Her other projects include appearances with The Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium before returning to Glyndebourne as Amor L’Incoronazione di Poppea for their autumn tour. More …