THE WESTMINSTER CHORUS is an all male A Capella, Barbershop, Choral singing group based in Southern California. I would like to recommend them to all my blog followers.
Many of their recordings are available on YouTube, but I have chosen one in particular as being a particular favourite of mine. In order to get the finest quality of acoustics the group recorded a number of sound videos in a church in Germany. The sound quality on this particular YouTube recording could be improved, but nevertheless I hope you will find their singing of this beautiful song highly impressive and will recognise that it reaches perhaps the highest possible level of a capella choral singing.
Westminster Chorus, singing a David Phelps arrangement of the George Matheson Hymn, “Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go” in the Petrikirche, a Protestant church (start of construction 1322) in Dortmund, Germany. The church is famous for the huge carved altar (known as “Golden Miracle of Dortmund”), from 1521, which consists of 633 gilt carved oak figures depicting 30 scenes about Easter.
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The group recorded more songs in this particular setting, and there are many more recorded in a variety of settings. The group’s personnel have changed over the years but their standards remain exceptionally high. It is well worth exploring their other recordings, many of them on YouTube.