Bach: Christmas Oratorio (CD Review - BBC Music Magazine, 2013)

The superb quartet of soloists yields not a demisemiquaver to the competition. In a work incontestably smitten with the alto voice, Iestyn Davies triumphs, dependably warm and expressively supple. Matthew Brook's resplendent all-guns-blazing 'Grosser Herr' is gilded by David Blackadder's nimble trumpet and, throughout, James Gilchrist's relaxed and lyrical Evangelist maintains the narrative flow … Crisp choral singing and exquisite accompaniment, this is a decidedly welcome addition to anyone's Christmas stocking.

See Recording Details