Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232- Rodolfus Choir (2 CDs)
they achieve remarkable facility in passagework: I've never heard nine basses in such perfect accord in the tortuous 'Et iterum venturus est'...The soloists are a fine team. In 'Domine Deus', Sophie Bevan and Ben Johnson match perfectly in imitation...The basses are cleverly typecast...Highly recommended.
Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232
Sophie Bevan (soprano), Clint van der Linde (countertenor), Ben Johnson (tenor) & Hakan Vramsmo, Colin Campbell (baritones)
Rodolfus Choir & Southern Sinfonia, Ralph Allwood
“The B minor" – that phrase alone resonates with gravity in the hearts and minds of those who love as no other the music of J.S. Bach.
This disc sees the Rodolfus Choir at their best, as renowned Bach interpreters, having sung his works across the UK to great acclaim. Following a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performance at Holy Trinity Guildford at the end of 2009, this disc, recorded in the chapel of Charterhouse School, continues their ever-growing catalogue of extraordinary recordings and follows their acclaimed recording of music by Herbert Howells, released earlier this year (SIGCD190)