The Champs Hill experience

Recording a CD at Champs Hill is a rare and special experience: aside from looking after the artists themselves, our generous hosts care for the support team that includes composers, recording engineers and producers, so that everyone can fulfil their role with ease and good humour. As well as the beautiful concert hall that doubles as the recording space, the surrounding environment is filled with art and sculpture, providing inspiration and something to focus on when the head is too full of music. Three full days of recording solo vocal music was never going to be easy, but it could not have been more fun and we got everything in the can with time to spare. My thanks, again, to Mary and David Bowerman, the RVW and Finzi Trusts and my anonymous donor for making it possible.