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International and national acclaim
"...the clear, fresh voices of the Byrd Ensemble, an American group with a strong background in Renaissance music, mean that the dissonances and their consequent resolutions...are brought into focus in a truly remarkable way"
"[The Byrd Ensemble] exploit a brighter part of the color palette, enabling perfect intonation and balance"
—OREGON ARTS WATCH
"All the singers approach the music with a gutsy intensity that is often sorely lacking in small choirs from both sides of the Atlantic."
"...a sumptuous choral sound"
—AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"[The Byrd Ensemble], led by Markdavin Obenza, lock into ancient harmonies as one body, like a multi-tongued god announcing its own divine beauty"
—THE SEATTLE TIMES
"The sound is rich, full-voiced, and perfectly blended, the sopranos soaring, the lines beautifully sustained, the vowels ringing, and the musica ficta perfectly in tune"
—EARLY MUSIC AMERICA
"…the Byrd Ensemble provides a beautiful balance between the parts and elegantly shaped renderings of the rhythmically flexible lines"
—THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
—EARLY MUSIC REVIEW
"The choir sings magnificently in tune with a stunning accuracy of intent"
—THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ANGLICAN MUSICIANS
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