Andrew Stewart
Classic FM
March 2008

There's something truly joyful about Ralph Alwood's Rodolfus Choir, which stems in part from its cultivated singing and in greater part from the eloquent conviction of its young members. Cultivation and conviction are dual hallmarks of its Monteverdi recording, informing the stylish work of the choir's nine soloists and underlining the group's high status within the wider British choral world. By raising the lyrical qualities of Monteverdi's ground-breaking work above its dramatic, Allwood and his team forge a persuasive interpretation rich in nuance and fine details. A highly rewarding listen.