Coming together and partnered by a 15-piece chamber group for Faure’s Requiem, the results only seemed to magnify. Under Crossin’s direction, there were no discontinuities at all but rather a wonderfully cohesive, focused choral sound.
ACS director Carl Crossin performed miracles in blending the two choirs for the Fauré. Light on its feet, this translucent performance almost danced its way through Rutter’s delicately scored version, with standout soloists Lachlan Scott and Brooke Window in fine voice.
Guest conductor Christie Anderson drew a luminous account from the ensemble, especially in the spare “Against Jealousy”, with its violent dissonances, the elegiac “Lament” and the sublime “The Hour-Glass” which concludes the set.