The Yorkshire Baroque Soloist and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festial, and have built a firm reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the world in their performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. Under their diector Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.
Their 2009 album of Bach’s St John Passion (SIG 209) was released to excellent reviews: "A coherent, articulate and engaging performance that balances well the work’s twin identities as narrative and contemplation." - MusicWeb International
"... as dramatically coherent and satisfying as I’ve heard for a while ... this is a St John which carries open-hearted conviction and chracter before it." - The Gramophone.
"...there’s a welcome vitality and that is most exhilarating..."
George Chien - Fanfare - January/February 2012
Performance **** Recording ****
"... for a choral B minor Mass, this excellent performance ranks among the best."
George Pratt - BBC Music magazine - November 2011