Quotes from the reviews:

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 ...
John Norman in Organists Review

Clearly they have as a group a considerable feeling for (this) kind of music ...
Blanaid Murphy in Tamesis

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 …
Richard Lawrence in Church Times

... the simplicities of Archbishop Parker's psalter tunes were delivered to stunning effect ....

… the flow of Tallis's music was counterbalanced by some of the best singing of plainsong I have ever heard.
Shane Fletcher in Early Music Review

Chapelle du Roi will be an unfamiliar name to many people, but the quality of this disc will surely put these talented performer on the musical map.
Kate Bolton in BBC Music Magazine

When you hear such natural unaffected music-making and such polished contrapuntal dovetailing as in William Mundy's sumptuous Vox Patris Caelestis, you realise that Chapelle du Roi is an ensemble finely honed and responsive, with vitalising clarity and diction and texture.
Geoffrey Norris in The Daily Telegraph (arts and books)

Chapelle du Roi advance here … bringing a freshness and confidence of their own. We look forward, now, with some eagerness to Vol. 3.
Mary Berry in The Gramophone (review of Thomas Tallis Vols. 1 & 2)

... 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

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