Bach: Christmas Oratorio (CD Review - Hi-Fi Critic, 2013)

Brazen and celebratory, the opening of J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio blazes into life in a Cambridge chapel setting, the acoustic spacious, the choristers and players filling it with joy. There is much here that is deeply effecting as well as exhilarating (trumpets to the fore) and with some fine solo singing (including from Iestyn Davies and James Gilchrist) there is much to wonder at. With a fine, lively recording that positions exactly all the participants into a recognisable acoustic, there is much to captivate and stimulate.

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