Jane Lilley Singers - For The Beauty: The Best Of Classical Church Music

Tuesday 1st December 1998
Jane Lilley Singers - For The Beauty: The Best Of Classical Church Music

STYLE: Choral
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Eagle 086347 2559

Reviewed by Andrew Rolfe

No doubt about it, these ladies can sing. If the idea of an all female choir pouring forth angel-like renditions of Mozart and Handel with a flurry of Graham Kendrick appeals to you, then you need this album. It's classical church music with slices of organ and lots of vocal talent. You could actually learn some Latin thanks to "Pie Jesu" (Lloyd Webber) and "Laudette Dominum" (Mozart) being translated on the fold-out words sheet. If you listen to these ladies at a high volume and for long enough (watch out for breaking windows), you'll begin to feel like you're in a sepia-toned Hollywood classic - many of the tracks have a serious-part-of-the-film feel. These songs are best heard after having trekked through a cold day of gritty reality. They will lift your spirit - make you lie back and think of Heaven, but a prolonged listen may leave you listless and weepy. Buy it if you thrive on those romance-lost-with-a-slim-chance-of-finding-it-again feelings. Avoid if you want a pick-me-up-and-kiss-away-the-pain pick-me-up.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Claire Berrisford in Bath @ 08:16 on Jun 5 2006

My mum is in this choir!! I think it sounds really good!!

Reply by Hannah Moran in Bristol @ 16:07 on Sep 23 2006


wats ur mums name?
my mums in there 2
she's lesley moran
i fink its gr8 2

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