Londinium’s debut CD, ‘The Gluepot Connection’, is a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year, one of only 8 recordings to receive two nominations.
“Probably my favourite disc of the year. Such an interesting programme and a brilliant concept for a disc. Favourite works such as ‘Mater Ora Filium’ receive powerful performances with revelatory Lutyens in the mix as well. Excellent documentation and recording complete the package.”
Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International (December 2019)
“I agree wholeheartedly with Nick Barnard’s comment when he says that ‘Over time I have got used to the very high quality of Somm's engineering, presentation, programming and performances. But even by those high standards, this is a very fine disc indeed, possibly one of their finest.’ This is a wonderful collection of English music for voices, flawlessly performed by the Londinium chamber choir conducted by Andrew Griffiths, including Bax’s ‘Mater Ora Filium’, so highly regarded by Bax champion, the late Vernon Handley; plus works by Delius, Walton, Ireland, Moeran, Warlock, Rawsthorne, Alan Bush and Elisabeth Lutyens.”
Ian Lace, MusicWeb International (December 2019)