ORLEANS, Mass. (PRWEB) July 29, 2020
“Pärt’s sound world, exemplified here by his choral music, demands performers with pure and beautiful tone, and impeccable intonation...The singing is unfailingly secure, lovely, and expressive" --Fanfare
New Arvo Pärt Album by Gloriae Dei Cantores (Singers To The Glory Of God) hits #5 on The BILLBOARD CLASSICAL Charts and receives acclaim from New York to San Francisco, from Paris to Moscow and beyond. Don't miss this glorious album exemplifying the special "sound world" of Arvo Pärt's music.
9/9 “Excellent performance...extraordinary”—Classics Today
“Virtuosic solo singing and ensemble cohesion” –San Francisco Classical Voice
“Sumptuous Blend” –New York Classical Review
“Extraordinary, profoundly moving music...superbly performed.”—Fanfare
“Top five (Classical BILLBOARD) in one of the largest classical music markets of the world.”—Estonian
“A fresh feel to Pärt...passionate and intimate.” –AllMusic.com
“Seventy minutes of exquisite spiritual power.” –Fanfare
"Very convincing...masterly...profound." — Music Web International
“Arvo Part’s music conveys a universal message...totally convincing.”—Pizzicato (Luxembourg)
“Creates pure atmospheres of enchantment, which touch the heart and soul of the listener, transporting them to a high and profound spiritual dimension”—GBOpera.it (Italy)
“Tremendous emotional content...excellent.”—Cadence World
“Speaks beautifully to a modern audience.”—TransCentury Communications
FIVE STAR “Intonation is spot on, emotional fervency at a high level.”—Audiophile Audition
"Gloriae Dei Cantores, with its fine tone and resonance...deliver phrases that swell into resplendent statements."
--Chicago Classical Review
“Expresses dynamics and momentum...fascinating contrasts, even spiritual elation”—ClassiqueNews
"...The organically built ensemble balance and rich bass with an excellent profunda timbre, rare for Western choirs."
—Musical Life (Russia)
Five Star Performance, Five Star Stereo Sonics “Weaves a musical tapestry out of the inextricable strands
of worldy and spiritual life.” –HRAudio.net
Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of sacred choral music from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century. gdcchoir.org
Founded in 1988, Gloriæ Dei Cantores from Orleans, MA, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, has touched the hearts of audiences in 23 countries in Europe, Russia, and North America, receiving extensive critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. Distributed in the United States and internationally by Naxos, the choir’s discography of over 50 recordings showcases their extensive repertoire, encompassing both masterworks and rarely performed musical treasures from Gregorian chant to the 21st century.