It is wonderful that the Conservatoire Chamber Choir's disc devoted to Howells raraities has been chosen as an Editor's Choice in The Gramophone.
The Chamber Choir of the Birmingham Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University) which Paul conducts makes an annual CD recording for Somm Records. All these discs are well reviewed and some achieve the coveted 5 star status. This is the first time that one of the recordings has been chosen as a pick of the month - Editor's Choice - in that most discerning of review magazines, The Gramophone. It is particulartly gratifying in December when choral CDs are what everyone focuses on more than at any other time of the year.
The next release (which will be out next summer) is the complete choral works of Samuel Barber. The first time that the whole collection has been put together on one disc.