“Richard Tanner endowed this very authentic reading [of Handel’s Messiah in Manoel Theatre with] all his attention and very obvious affection. He elicited the best from all the forces under his command, vocal and instrumental."     The Times of Malta, February 28th 2009

“With vocal purity, fine blend, vitality of sound, excellent diction, and sensitivity of dynamics and phrasing, they render the luscious and sometimes complex harmonies of this music with artistry and conviction”. The American Organist

“Variety and quality – a splendid disc” – Church Music Quarterly

“These atmospheric and sympathetic readings stand as a testament to an imaginative music programme being run by Richard Tanner” – Choir and Organ

“The Blackburn singers perform with clean tone and a flexible sense of idiom as they progress through the contrasting styles.” Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (USA)

“With so many delicious trimmings (bright tempos, fresh singing, strong sense of occasion) this disc makes a wonderful main course. Greatly enjoyable.” Gramophone

“I know this disc will thrill” – The Organ

“Mr Tanner’s playing speaks for itself, being both secure and stylish” – Church Music Quarterly