“Under guest conductor Christie Anderson’s adroit and caring direction the 16-strong ACS, on something of a lap of honour after their recent triumphs in Europe, were still in winning form with their cutglass precision, tonal elegance and cultured panache suiting Britten’s style to perfection. All seven settings of Hopkins’ poems sounded positively incandescent.”

“Throughout the program ACS infused everything with their special brand of magic…”