Britten's War Requiem 2013

“…McCreesh creates a vast crescendo and pauses for an awestruck moment before an incandescent Hosanna, with heart-stopping results. The Gabrielis and Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir are joined by young voices, and it shows in a choral sound of airy, pure brilliance. His New College choristers have the ideal mix of celestial glow and nimble impatience; his orchestra is wonderfully articulate. And the sound picture has the greatest depth and range of all the recordings … the profundity and coherence of McCreesh’s reading sets a new standard for this work… ”BBC Music Magazine

“The seven choirs have been forged into a high-class, responsive whole and McCreesh leads them in a natural performance - speeds are never rushed or flagging, and the music breathes. ”Gramophone

“Splendid choral singing has been a notable feature of McCreesh’s Berlioz and Mendelssohn recordings and it’s just as evident here…”MusicWeb International