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St Matthew Passion

April 2004
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

"An Enriching Experience"

"The Birmingham Bach Choir's annual Good Friday performance has developed under the affectionate, authoritative direction of Paul Spicer... Spicer's tempi, especially in the solo arias movingly delivered by an expert quartet [Catherine Bott, Jean Rigby, Michael George, Mark Le Broq], emphasised the flowing, dance-like nature of their derivation.

But it was the supple, sonorous BBC input, and the fresh, innocent tones of the CBS Junior Youth Chorus, which really set the seal on this enriching experience."

Birmingham Post
10 April 2004

St Matthew Passion
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