The Brigham Young University Singers recently completed their Spring tour of England and Wales. Their final concert, performed at St John’s, Smith Square in London received rave reviews.
Writing for The Arts Desk, Alexandra Coghlan said of the group, “There’s a warmth and a joy here that starts with the smiles that embrace you from the stage and only grows through the singing.”
The BYU Singers were founded in 1984 by their current director, Ronald Staheli. In the 28 years of their existence, the group has become renowned as one of the foremost collegiate choirs in the world, a fact noted by Coghlan.
Coghlan went on to praise the group’s blend, as well as their “rhythmic, contrapuntal skills.”
Discussing the specific repertoire, Coghlan wrote, “while sopranos set the tone for the sensitively-phrased unisons of Mack Wilberg’s My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, . . . it was the mezzos who came close to stealing the show with a strikingly mature, rounded sound so much in the contrast to the straight (too often gripped tone) of many English groups.”
Read the full review here.