The Country of the Stars USK ...1224CD
' ..a treasury from a selection of ten British composers,The Ionian Singers perform with a commitment befitting their own tradition of commissioning new works.'
'A notably successful programme of modern British choral works, superbly performed. The Ionian Singers have been expanding the British choral repertoire for some two decades, and this disc of recent commissions and belated revivals confirms Timothy Salter's conviction concerning "both the vitality of the tradition of choral music in these isles and the stylistic eclecticism of contemporary music prevalent here."...this thoughtfully conceived and luminously recorded recital.'
'Here is a good advertisement for the health and vitality of modern British choral writing Good performances of very demanding repertoire.'
Choir and Organ
20th Century British Choral Music USK ...1216CD
'This highly expert choir sound fearlessly confident...the excellence of the choir impresses afresh.'
...this was a concert of exceptional quality. From the moment The Ionian Singers opened their mouths, they commanded the attention with their ravishing sound, and their obvious commitment and musicality. Under the baton of conductor/composer Timothy Salter the ensemble tackled a wide-ranging repertoire, from Salter's arrangements of English folk songs to music of the 19th and early 20th centuries, all unaccompanied but impeccable in pitch and tone throughout.
composers...were effortlessly interwoven with little-known gems,
such as the gorgeous Two Roses by César Cui...treated here with
great warmth and sensitivity.
The Oxford Times
'The Ionian Singers...known for their performances of contemporary music, with that commitment reflected in a first-rate disc'
'Confidently nuanced singing.'
Berlinske Tidende (Copenhagen)
'Beautiful sound, confidence and ease....all accompanied by that special strength characteristic of great artistry.'
Ruth Muzyczny (Warsaw)
'The Ionian Singers is one of our best choirs, always enterprising in repertoire and able to tackle difficult music with assurance and conviction.mellifluous tonal blend...and command of dynamic variety.'
Love's Tempest USK ...1220CD
'There is here all one could wish for in a chamber choir; clarity of diction, total security of pitch, glorious expression, and much more...Do buy this disc; you will not be disappointed'
Elgar Society Journal
'As unaccompanied choral singing pure and simple, this disc is difficult to beat.'
'Faultness intonation and smoothness of tone...Timothy Salter's skill in projecting each phrase had the twin virtues of warmth and conviction.'
Review of London Recitals
'.raptly delivered.under the composer's authoritative direction. Excellent sound too.'