November 15, 2022
Dear Choir Conductor and Members of the Royal Holloway Choir:
I do not know if you are aware of this, but I and many, many other Americans heard you singing on the radio here in the United States on November 13th, two days ago. Congratulations! Perhaps it may be safe to suggest that you are no "second fiddle" (pun intended), provided complacency does not encourage one to rest on one's proverbial laurels?
I heard on the radio not one, but three (3) of your choral pieces specifically, all found at https://www.wxxiclassical.org/with-heart-and-voice-playlists and the actual recording and available for replay as was actually heard on the radio throughout the entire United States this past Sunday. Those recordings can be found at https://www.wxxiclassical.org/show/with-heart-and-voice commencing at minute 17:34. Just so you know, National Public Radio here in the United States is no minor league, no small accomplishment. I was just listening to the radio in my car when I heard your pieces on the radio while I was driving home. If I were not alone, I would have suggested that the Royal Holloway choir sounds better in person. Once again, congratulations!
Donal Eccleston (Class of '98)