|This is a live recording of the St. John performed on Passion Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland Oregon. The performance and recording quality are of the highest caliber. Milnes' direction is lively and precise. Mark Bleeke delivers the role of the Evalgelist with remarkable compassion and excitement. |
The Trinity Cathedral Chior posesses all of the nuance, power and conviction necessary to communicate the intense and delicate emotions of the work and the orchestra's playing is truly inspired.
This recording is a joy to listen to, and gives one a rare opportunity to hear this masterpiece performed live in a sacred setting. The very human soul present in the St. John Passion has never been more clearly presnted.