Richard Fairman
Financial Times
November 2016

Out of a viewing of the manuscript of Fauré’s Requiem came the inspiration for another. It is no surprise that John Rutter’s Requiem should have similarities.

What might not have been predicted is how this serene and consoling music, memorable in its understated tunefulness, would go on to win such a following of its own.

Rutter conducts the Cambridge Singers and Aurora Orchestra in a luminescent performance of a popular modern classic.

Alongside is his recent Visions for solo violin, boys’ choir and string ensemble, hymning biblical texts with an English pastoral radiance.