Seven Words from the Cross
""The ensemble is excellent, the solos beautifully taken and the whole sequence is thoughtfully designed and luminously recorded" Andrew McGregor, BBC Record Review
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Conceived for Skylark's international at Tenebrae's prestigious Holy Week Festival in London, this highly original album progresses through the scriptural seven last words of Christ on the Cross, pairing uniquely American choral works with music from other parts of the world. Skylark recorded this album for international release in partnership with the GRAMMY Award-winning Sono Luminus label, who previously recorded Skylark's critically acclaimed album, Crossing Over. The Sono Luminus package for Seven Words from the Cross includes both CD and Pure Audio Blu-ray with 9.1 Auro-3D and 5.1 Surround Sound.
Debuted at #2 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart!
Celebrating the release of Winter's Night
One of the “Best classical Christmas recordings of 2017"
Lisa Flynn, WFMT (Chicago) | Full article
"The perfect album for any adventurous soul who fancies spending an hour reflecting on the mystery and pacific message of the Nativity.”
Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine (Australia) | Full review
"the singing by Skylark’s 12 voices is of the highest standard for any area or any repertoire...I loved it. Strongly recommended."
David Vernier, Classics Today(USA) | Full review
“impeccably tuned…fetching austerity and pristine beauty"
Jason Victor Serinus, The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) | Full article
“I like the blend a lot, but better still is Skylark’s program!"
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review (UK) | Full broadcast
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LIEDER & LOVESONGS
During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
Skylark is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s music has been described as “sublimely beautiful” (Opera Obsession), “engrossing…reaches in through the ribs and grips the vitals” (Q2/WQXR NY), and enough to “leave a hardened critic near tears” (Boston Music Intelligencer). With “some of Boston’s best singers” (Boston Globe), the voices of Skylark “can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force” (Thought Catalog). Skylark strives to set the standard for innovative, engaging, well-researched, and dramatically presented programs that re-define the choral experience for audiences and singers alike.
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