Reviews

"Particularly notable were the multi-layered and multi-lingual Frog Music, sung by the younger lads, and the same composer's deliciously post-modern and very funny I Once Went A-Courting"

   Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald 8 April 2010 (review of concert by National Boys Choir of Scotland)


"Sheena Phillips’s Sea Shanties were a novel delight"

   Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald 9 April 2007 (review of concert by National Boys Choir of Scotland)


"The truly 'national' repertoire simply shone: James MacMillan's The Haile Spirit Dauncers and Sheena Phillips's glorious settings of three poems by William Soutar"

   Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald 8 April 2002 (review of concert by National Boys Choir of Scotland)


"interesting arrangements [in which] the model seemed to be contemporary Celtic music"

   Barbara Zuk, Columbus Dispatch 8 April 2002 (review of concert by the Lancaster Chorale)


"The equally versatile Phillips - a composer, instrumentalist, choral musician and ensemble director in addition to being an accomplished and communicative soprano - projected the stark beauty of Una sanosa porfia. The closing all-hands Chacona of Aranes showed that Phillips has a stage presence to go with her notable voice'"

   Jon Christensen, Columbus Dispatch 10 November 2001 (review of concert by The Early Interval)


"Phillips is a gifted writer and arranger, able to turn her hand to setting poems by Shakespeare and Blake and responding to a friend's words about living with epilepsy in the touching Song for Jay. Rudsambee were joined by cellist Jane Rimer for an inspired setting by Phillips of a sixth century Welsh poem"

   Susan Nickalls, Edinburgh Evening News 28 September 1999 (review of concert by Rudsambee company of singers)