“The program chosen is, I think, the best kind for a Christmas CD: a mixture of old favourites and unfamiliar pieces or arrangements. As well, there’s a variety of musical textures, a mix of soloists and featured parts, and the important contribution of harp and organ on some of the tracks. Most importantly, the singing is of a very high standard. …soloist Alexandra Sessler is very impressive in Balulalow. Of the less familiar carols on the disc, I especially enjoyed Fredrik Sixten’s simple but profound The Song of the Star, and the very beautiful Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul, by Gustaf Nordqvist. The disc ends with Barlow Bradford’s great arrangement of my favourite, and what I think is the best, of all the secular Christmas songs, Hugh Martin’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” —Dean Frey
“Here is an excellent collection of holiday fare from a fantastic chamber choir…a collection of wonderfully arranged songs for the holidays. I must state upfront that I love holiday music performed by chamber choirs, and this is one of the best albums I’ve heard in this category. One of my favorite songs on the album is “Silent Night”, which has a precise balance of voicing, and a pacing that warms you from inside on a cold winter’s night. I highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys excellent holiday music that will warm you from the inside.” —Russell Suereth Jr.
“Beautiful CD of Christmas music. A great variety of classic and contemporary carols, my favorite being the “Candlelight Carol” (Rutter.) … Lovely music.” —J. Cole