All in the April Evening

One of Hyperion's first successes from the early '80s was an LP of this title recorded by The Philharmonic Choir under David Temple. Subsequently transferred to a Helios CD, it was later deleted because the recording was pre-digital and the duration rather short measure for a CD. We still get many requests for it so we've re-recorded this enlarged programme which again contains many favourites made famous by the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, founded in 1901 by Sir Hugh Roberton and disbanded in 1951 upon his death. The choir made dozens of records for HMV and is remembered with affection by many people.

The music includes many folk and traditional songs from England, Wales, and particularly Scotland, as well as well-known pieces by Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Sullivan, Warlock etc. All are marvellously sung by this superb choir.

CDH55243  69 minutes 22 seconds
‘It's a delightful disc … if there was a 'Critics' Fancy' it would be there sure enough’ (Gramophone)
‘This is a delightfully nostalgic trip through English part-singing from the first half of the 20th century. The programme is deftly chosen and Laudibus give heart-warming accounts’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Bright, youthful choir timbre, affectionate yet staunch renditions, and superior sound from the Hyperion engineers. Recommend you buy on sight. Repeat, buy on sight’ (American Record Guide)