Ex ore innocentium
was recorded in February 2012 at the
church of St. John the Baptist, Knaresborough in North Yorkshire
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Review - Cathedral Music magazine
(2013 Issue 1 p57)
'Knaresborough Parish Church has a long choral tradition which has been nurtured and maintained to the present day. Here the excellent choristers of the choir perform a programme of (mostly) liturgical music from their repertoire directed by the church's resident musicians, David Salter and Richard Darke, with Simon Lindley as organist. The choir of thirteen girl and boy trebles and four probationers sings with style and confidence and is fortunate in having at least four accomplished soloists in its ranks.
The music is well chosen for the singers, whose tone is clear and musical throughout, and their part-singing is well balanced. They are at their best in the Aston and Sumsion canticles and in Britten's evergreen Missa Brevis. The Knaresborough congregation is indeed fortunate in its musicians and the church's musical tradition is in good hands.'