Current interest in authentic performance was demonstrated on 20th May by a substantial audience for a Handel concert by the Chapelle du Roi under the baton of Alistair Dixon. It was a memorable experience ...
Clearly they have as a group a considerable feeling for (this) kind of music ...
Chapelle du Roi delivered this programme with confidence and polish. The good choral blend was complimented with a strong sense of style and genre
Once again the quality of the singing was exceptionally high ...
It was the quality of the voices and the tuning that stick most in the mind.
the sound of the choir is .... mightily impressive.
... ten excellent young singers ...
... truly excellent
The contrast could scarcely have been greater but Chapelle du Roi found just the right note of grandeur for both triumph and lament.
… Alistair Dixon was an admirable conductor, alive to the meaning of the words and drawing out singing of real distinction …
Chapelle du Roi advance here … bringing a freshness and confidence of their own. We look forward, now, with some eagerness to Vol. 3.
... the individual voices formed a pleasingly well-balanced ensemble in the haunting polyphonic music
Kenny Mathieson in The Glasgow Herald (review of concert at the Edinburgh Fringe)
Directed by Alistair Dixon the eight singers gave a seamless performance, the voices almost angelic...
Susan Nickalls in The Scotsman (review of concert at Edinburgh Fringe)
The pure, golden voices of Chapelle du Roi, under their director Alistair Dixon ... a choral sound that in Chapelle du Roi's case is pure and rounded.
Kenneth Walton in The Scotsman (review of concert at Edinburgh Fringe)
They make a beautiful sound as anyone can hear on this projected series of nine CDs. Beati immaculati opens with clean counter-tenors rising with sexless potency, the sopranos flying like hire-wire artists on the strong but implicit pulse, the young tenors personifying innocence and the dark basses fastening the entire impressive ensemble to earth. The plainchant .. is far better than any you will hear on any hyped and marketed "Gregorian" disc. Alistair Dixon, the conductor and founder of Chapelle du Roi has shaped a remarkably beautiful CD here.
Rick Jones reviewing Tallis Vol.3 in the London Evening Standard.
The choir's concert in Jesus College Chapel ... was typically inspired. This was an enthusiastic, capable and at times inspired group whose concerts are well worth seeking out.
Roderic Dunnett in The Church Times