St John Passion reviews - Britten Sinfonia

St John Passion reviews

Reviews from Bach’s St John Passion at St John’s Smith Square:

Boulezian

"This proved an impressive, indeed moving, performance from a good cast of soloists, the chamber choir, Polyphony, the Britten Sinfonia, and conductor Stephen Layton."

The Observer

"The forbidding opening chorus, in which the oboe (Nicholas Daniel) pushes long, insistent lines through the choppy turbulence of the orchestra, never ceases to astound and disturb."

Planet Hugill

"The Britten Sinfonia showed the huge range of what they do: the aforementioned violin duet; Jonathan Rees’ impressive switching from cello to viola da gamba (for ‘Es ist vollbracht’) and back again; Nicholas Daniel’s glorious oboe and cor anglais playing, and much, much more."