“Beauty of his voice will stop you in your tracks” -GRAMOPHONE
"The finest countertenor I have ever heard." -FINANCIAL TIMES
"He is rising on the operatic firmament as fast as the speed of sound." - NATIONAL POST
“As David I was struck by countertenor Daniel Taylor in a performance of genuine star-power. Taylor sings without the ostentation one sometimes encounters in baroque music, displaying exquisite precision and a tendency to understatement. As the Head of Historical Performance at the University of Toronto I can’t help wondering if his simple & unaffected singing is a matter of personal style or possibly the latest word in scholarship. Either way, it’s tasteful and compelling. ” -BARCZA BLOG
"This was a heart-breaking, profound journey." -BARCELONA NATIONAL
"Having already released successful recordings for Sony Classical over the past decade, top Canadian and world-renowned countertenor and vocal music director Daniel Taylor follows up on his highly successful and critically acclaimed Four Thousand Winter album with another stunningly beautiful release of incredible vocal music. The Tree of Life includes stunning a cappella vocal performances by The Trinity Choir in a beautiful juxtaposition of poignant 20th century works with early music gems, all realized with Daniel's dedicated attention to detail and creative expertise." -hbdirect.com
"offering great purity and profound musicality." -LE DEVOIR
"it’s a classy selection and Taylor’s Trinity voices sound creamy and plush in the ultra-resonant St Augustine’s Church in Kilburn, north London." - The Guardian"
"After the brilliant success of his previous album Four Thousand Winter, Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor returns to offer us a Christmas season with the voices of his superb Trinity Choir... the Trinity Choir brings together the finest flowering of the most beautiful chorister voices..." -qobuz.com"
" Everything seems to be in perfect equilibrium. Besides his highly successful career as a counter-tenor Daniel Taylor has developed a parallel career as a conductor. With such a pedigree it’s unsurprising that this disc is marked by technical excellence and high standards of musicianship. The performances of these carols are all excellent - the Joubert setting is beautifully poised. At the heart of the programme lies Tallis’s glorious and expansive Videte miraculum - he paces the Tallis perfectly. He and his expert singers unfold the long paragraphs in a wonderfully spacious manner. Daniel Taylor’s touch as a conductor is sure and his expert singers serve him very well indeed."
"Lovers of choral and early music will be happy with this collaboration between our counter-tenor and his new choir..."
-JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
“Taylor’s voice, still lush, has darkened over the past few years, adding an even deeper lustre to the melancholy he clearly cherishes. Although the selection of songs covers all moods and occasions, the preponderance is for introspection, if not outright lament. And no one does this as well as Taylor these days.”
“Emma Kirkby at her most serene is matched by Taylor as if they were two faces of a single musical entity..." - BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
"Conductor Daniel Taylor is breathing joyous new life into sacred music" - GLOBE AND MAIL
"Daniel Taylor’s Theatre of Early Music (TEM) challenging us to see and hear in a new way. And of course those feelings are supposed to be there. No tears? Check for a pulse." -BARCZA BLOG