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MacMillan: Seven Last Words From the Cross
Ely Cathedral, 31st March 2021
"a challenging piece ... received a stunning performance here, with MacMillan's wrenching harmonies really cutting through with a clean edge, yet poignant moments too. The performance was one to a part (challenging in itself) which brought a lovely clarity and cleanliness to the music, yet in the more dramatic moments seemed to heighten the intensity. The result makes a very modern contemplation for Holy Week, you cannot but doubt MacMillan's spiritual commitment to the music, yet he writes in a way which speaks to a wide variety of souls."
Robert Hugill Planet Hugill
Ipswich Chamber Choir: Bach B Minor Mass,
St Mary Le Tower Ipswich, March 2019
"A packed audience was treated to a breath-taking performance. . .given masterly life by Ipswich Chamber Choir and the Geldart Ensemble with four soloists under the sensitive and unerring guidance of their conductor Benedict Collins Rice."
Jane Bramhall | Ipswich Review
The Facade Ensemble: PASSIO, St John the Baptist Peterborough, April 2017
"From the thrilling opening chorus to the final blazing chord of D major, Passio proved to be a thoroughly compelling and riveting experience. Much of this due to the appropriately passionate, insightful and inspiring conducting of Benedict Collins Rice."
Joe Conway | Peterborough Telegraph