In the annual year-end list of best classical CDs of the year:

Rachmaninov All Night Vigil
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Paul Hillier

  “Everything Paul Hillier touches turns to choral gold”

Otherwise known as Rachmaninov’s Vespers, for its first section. Everything Paul Hillier touches turns to choral gold (as used to be the case with Robert Shaw, who also recorded this glorious work beautifully, late in his career). The Estonian choir, complete with the requisite Slavic-style deep basses, gives Mr. Hillier its all.