“Here [Wesley’s The Wilderness], the Choir’s unparalleled soloistic, ensemble and tutti skills were on show as perhaps nowhere else, Hyde’s masterly direction ensuring an almost magical cohesion in terms of blend and ensemble.”

Limelight Magazine, July 2019

"Daniel Hyde, whose understated but clearly effective direction in this concert gave a confident assurance that the tradition will continue. We were all deliciously rewarded, not only with the choir’s perfect intonation, but also their tightly disciplined attention to detail, nuance and subtlety”

Australian Stage, July 2019

 

"the choir impressed with their clear diction, finely sustained notes, confidence in maintaining the various parts and the sheer beauty of their voices. The contrast between the voices of the men and the boys gave the works a notable depth and colour … The quality of performance was sustained through every item.”

City News Australia, July 2019

 

“[Pace by Errollyn Wallen] offered the best opportunity to hear just how finessed this choir’s blend can be, as well as their capacity for emotional sophistication.”

Sydney Morning Herald, July 2019

“With its annual crop of new faces, [The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys] sounded as good as it ever has in my memory.”

The New York Times, December 2017

 

“The purity of the boys’ voices floated throughout the sanctuary…and the clarity of the runs and fugues was a delight to hear.”

Broadway World, New York, December 2017

 

“The Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir gave a tender, cleanly executed account of Britten’s beguilingly modest piece.”

The New York Times, December 2017

 

“From the very first opening bars of the overture, Hyde set the tone for the evening: conducting with gentlemanly authoritativeness, Hyde led the Orchestra of St. Luke’s – who were all in exceptionally fine form – in a performance of expansive energy and optimism.”

Theatrescene New York, November 2016

“The Magdalen Choir certainly make an exceptional sound, and Daniel Hyde’s direction is notable for his attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture.”

Gramophone, June 2015

 

“From the very first opening bars of the overture, Hyde set the tone for the evening: conducting with gentlemanly authoritativeness, Hyde led the Orchestra of St. Luke’s – who were all in exceptionally fine form – in a performance of expansive energy and optimism.”

Theatrescene New York, November 2016

 

“The Magdalen Choir certainly make an exceptional sound, and Daniel Hyde’s direction is notable for his attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture.”

Gramophone, June 2015

 

 

“Hyde's forces are well drilled, their balance, blend and intonation generally without blemish, and they always rise to the drama inherent in Matthew Martin's idiom.  It is a splendid and nicely varied sequence of pieces."

Choir and Organ, May/June 2015

 

“There is rich splendour in the choral textures…, and this is one of the few versions in a vast discography that offers the alternative of boys’ voices on the upper parts.”

Gramophone, April 2014

 

“Director of Music Daniel Hyde finds all the beauty and pain in this spellbinding sequence, an hour of listening that is both of the moment and utterly timeless.”

The Independent, March 2014

 

“With excellent boy trebles singing the soprano solos and the sinuous viols of Phantasm supplying supple sonatas, the continental-sounding choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, give a vibrant, appealing performance under Daniel Hyde.”

The Times, March 2014

Daniel Hyde

CONDUCTOR