The Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festival, 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 director Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.
Their 2009 disc of Bach’s St John Passion on Signum (SIGCD209) was released to excellent reviews:
“A coherent, articulate and engaging performance that balances well the work's twin identities as narrative and contemplation.”
"… as dramatically coherent and satisfying as I've heard for a while … this is a St John which carries open-hearted conviction and character before it."