Richard Blackford

Mirror of Perfection and Choral Anthems


Blackford takes the delightful, little-known poetry of St Francis of Assisi and builds a powerful cantata of great lyrical beauty, enhanced here by Ying Huang and Bo Skovhus, who exploit his ravishing solo melodies to the full. We spring forward to today with the BBC Singers and a set of Blackford's muscular anthems that includes a beguiling Christmas hit: A Lullaby of the Nativity.

Stephen Pritchard
The Observer


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Mirror of Perfection and Choral Anthems is available to purchase on CD from Nimbus Records. Mirror of Perfection features Ying Huang Soprano, Bo Skovhus Baritone, the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, the Ballard Lane Preparatory School Choir, and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conducted by Richard Blackford. Choral Anthems features the BBC Singers conducted by David Hill.

You can also purchase the album on iTunes.