Delius Society Journal: 'The Gluepot Connection' is "a superb recording"

"As so often before, our friends at Somm Recordings have done us proud with a superb recording of music by composers who either frequented the [Gluepot] or had some musical or professional connection with its clientele."

"...the work I enjoyed most, John Ireland’s exquisite 'The Hills'... has the quiet pastoral atmosphere of his best piano music. The choir are at their best here in this sensitive and moving performance."

"The final work is Arnold Bax’s a cappella masterpiece 'Mater ora filium', dating from 1921, a setting of a medieval carol, which the choir carries off splendidly, as it is written for multiple parts and makes huge demands in terms of tonal complexity and vocal range."

"I have to admit that this CD was my introduction to the Londinium chamber choir (founded as recently as 2005), but I was extremely impressed and will be looking out for more of their work. They have evidently established a reputation for imaginative and eclectic programming, though specialising in lesser-known works of the twentieth century. They are led by musical director Andrew Griffiths… [who] produces an authentic and at times thrilling sound on this CD, and is to be congratulated in making a highly appropriate selection from the rich heritage of the English choral repertoire. The CD was recorded at All Hallows, Gospel Oak, a very suitable venue with a resonant acoustic which suits the choir’s performance admirably. Available from Somm recordings at £11.00, this would be a welcome addition to anyone’s record library and is highly recommended."

Richard Packer, Delius Society Journal

The full review is in the April 2018 issue of the Journal.