London Choral Sinfonia's first recording with Orchid Classics was released in November 2019 and debuted at #1 on the Amazon Classical Chart, and #5 on the UK Chart.

The album was received with high critical acclaim, and was selected by BBC Music Magazine, The Guardian and The Daily Mail as a top pick for Christmas albums. It was also Naxos Denmark's 'Record of the Month'.

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'A substantial Christmas banquet from Michael Waldron and a rich-toned LCS, bringing together carols both traditional and modern. Warming.'

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'...try O Holy Night – lustily sung by the London Choral Sinfonia, directed by Michael Waldron (Orchid Classics): with less obvious choices but favourites too, several in the much loved David Willcocks arrangements.'

– From cantatas to carols: the best classical Christmas albums of 2019

The Guardian

'Everything's appealingly sincere and direct, Waldron and his rich-toned London Choral Sinfonia eschewing the gimmicky and the glib ... All handsomely sung: there's not a dud track on this album.'

– Classical CDs Weekly: Christmas CDs 1

'If it is carols that you want, then I cannot recommend this new disc enough ... all lustily sung by the young professionals of the London Choral Sinfonia, which means that the lovely descants are all thrillingly in place.'

Christmas CD Round-Up

'This generous programme of mainly traditional hymns and carols is greatly distinguished by the choice of settings for traditional texts and selection of arrangements for familiar melodies. ... [It] explores not only the high musical value of many short, seasonal pieces but creates an atmosphere of mystery, awe and intense reflection.'

'For anyone looking for an ‘all-rounder’ Christmas album that combines festive crowd-pleasers alongside more adventurous off-piste choral works, O Holy Night would be absolutely ideal.'

– Simon Cummings, 5:4

'Those who want their carols straight would be better off with O Holy Night (Orchid Classics), with the London Choral Sinfonia under Michael Waldron.'

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London Choral Sinfonia

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