Harry Christophers and The Sixteen (which, on this disc numbers from twelve to twenty-four singers) have assembled an exciting recording of rather unusual repertoire: that of the group of composers known as La Jeune France. Although these works may not speak aesthetically to everyone, the performances certainly will. The group's tuning is impeccable and their diction clear, even when the composer deliberately obscures the text. Christophers' interpretations are neither heavyhanded nor overly controlled, even as the chorus's expression ranges from the primitive and aggressive to the quiet and mystical.
Stroeher, Vickie. Review of Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, La Jeune France. Coros Records, 2004. Choral Journal 45 (May 2005): 86.
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