[Cut Circle’s] mission is to bring late-medieval and Renaissance music to life. And it works amazingly well.
The review could end right here, because this is basically all you need to know. Go attend one of their concerts as soon as you can.
The members of Cut Circle display a certain brashness and a loose, folksy style that is quite appealing and engaging, and is applied equally to music with religious context and without.
These are all top-rate singers with pure and excellently focused voices: every one of them appears here as a soloist in one of the duet sections, and the intonation and ensemble are beyond reproach.
This is authentic performance practice at its finest and at the end of the concert created a completely new, dense sound culture compared to the usual choral setting of the evening.
The interpretative quality is very pleasing: Jesse Rodin has gathered a group of outstanding singers who are obviously very experienced with this kind of music. The ensemble offers a sonically beautiful and sonorous as well as transparent and structurally clear realization.