To celebrate the 60th Birthday in 2017 of Vasari's conductor Jeremy Backhouse, we plan to record Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil Op. 37 (sometimes known as the Vespers). This is a beautiful work which Vasari Singers has known, loved and sung for many years. We have performed it in concerts in Britain and abroad (most notably in the Baltic States in 2014) and it has been so popular and well-received by audiences that we have been encouraged to commit it to disc.
We are tremendously excited to have secured the services of Catherine Wyn-Rogers and John Mark Ainsley as soloists and award-winning producer, Adrian Peacock. We will be releasing the CD on Vasari Media, our own new label, and will celebrate its launch at a special concert in Autumn 2017 to which pledgers will be invited.
Vasari Singers, under Jeremy Backhouse, is one of the country's leading chamber choirs. As an amateur choir with a professional outlook and sound, we have recorded many CDs in the past, a number of which have received starred reviews. Our recording of Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor was the first choice in Radio 3's Building a Library and our two CDs of works by Marcel Dupré were Gramphone 'Editor's Choice'. Our highly acclaimed recording of Francis Pott's 'Cloud of Unknowing' was Music Web International's Disc of the Year 2007. More recently, our recording of the Duruflé Requiem with Sarah Conolly and Christopher Maltman was dubbed 'head and shoulders above other recordings' by Gramophone Magazine.
Please help us to make our recording into a reality. Everyone who pledges will receive a copy of the CD and we hope that you will then hear how much Vasari Singers has to bring to this glorious music!