Caledonian Voices is a Scottish professional chamber choir that was founded by Calum Fraser and Andrew McTaggart in 2010. The ensemble is composed of young Scottish singers who are embarking upon professional careers in the UK. Recent performances have included Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (The Herald ****), Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (The Herald ****) in venues such as St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh and Glasgow Cathedral. The choir has also worked with renowned composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan as well as raising money for charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Reachout Trust.
Twenty-seven young singers, pursuing individual careers across the UK, melded in a full-throated ensemble that thrillingly identified all the textural nuances in Parry’s gladsome noise. Lush tenderness, a blaze of euphoric swagger, harmonious intricacy and an all-embracing musicality – this choir delivered them all, superbly. If this event was on disc, you’d play it over and over again.
Mary Brennan, The Herald
Monday 4th January 2016