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CHSA 5031 Shakespeare

PHOENIX CHORALE
Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

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“Where has this fabulous choir been all my life? I’ve heard several outstanding efforts from Robert Shaw protégé Charles Bruffy with his Kansas City Chorale, but I’ve never heard him at the helm of this brilliant Arizona group before. No choral strength you can name eludes them. They easily surpass the last Shakespeare collection I reviewed (many of the same pieces). Chandos’ usual lucid and unaffected notes, full texts and resplendent SACD-hybrid sound conspire with irresistible choral wizardry to make this an absolute must.” – American Record Guide

“…great intelligence and sensitivity with snug part-singing, buoyant rhythms, and a tone that shifts easily from deepest gloom to gleaming light.” – Fanfare

”This is an entreprising disc from Chandos, which has reached out a long arm to bring in an accomplished American choir. Everything here is likeable both as composition and as performance.” – Gramophone

“This disc is a winner for those who love Shakespeare, those who love choral music, and lots of others as well!” – St. Louis Post Dispatch