Andrew Stewart
Classic FM Magazine
October 2007

In its original guise, the medieval text known as The Cloud of Unknowing served as a guide to the contemplation of Christ's goodness. Francis Pott, in his acclaimed commission for the Vasari Singers' silver jubilee, provides a 21st-century take on the dark soul of humanity. His Cloud conveys the almost unbearable reality of a world riven by fundamentalist ideologies, whether of the Islamic or global capitalist kind. Dedicated to 'Margaret Hassan and al innocent lives lost in Iraq or beyond', Pott's monumental, eloquent take on senseless violence and shameful hypocrisy offers a shield to the spirit against those who would destroy it. Unmissable.