"A splendid performance ... the church re-echoed exquisitely to a sumptuous blend of well balanced voices..."
"This enthusiastic choir gave a joyous performance of Vivaldi's Gloria"
"... the blissful In Paradisum left me in seventh heaven"
"Difficult harmonies in Messaien's O Sacrum Convivium and Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium were convincingly confident"
Musica Vera is an accomplished, friendly, and welcoming chamber choir, based in Cheltenham, and founded in 1964 by its then conductor, Graham Smallbone. It has gone on to perform in more than 150 concerts, and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3's "the Choir".
The choir is known for its innovative programming and enjoyable performances, indeed it has received an award from Cheltenham Arts Council for this. It makes use of performance venues' spatial faciities with singers sometimes placed in different positions around the hall in those concerts where the music will be enhanced by this process. In some music the singers have encircled the audience, providing a live sense of surround sound - and, therefore, enhancing the listening experience.