The Choir in Leipzig

J.S. Bach: St John Passion

Charles Daniels Evangelist
Stephen Varcoe Jesus
Stephan Loges Pilate
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Peter Seymour

What the press said
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. The Gramophone
A coherent, articulate and engaging performance that balances well the work's twin identities as narrative and contemplation. MusicWeb International
Charles Daniel's level-headed Evangelist anchors the narrative thrust with suave sagacity. BBC Music Magazine

Published August 2010 by Signum Classics SIGCD209 (2 CD set)

YBS performed this great piece at the 2009 York Early Music Festival.

Copies are available from Peter Seymour (email:
or by post from:

YBS Records,
11 Bootham Terrace,
YO30 7DH

Price: £15 (+£1.50 p&p)
Cheques to be made payable to: Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

Also taking part
Sopranos Judith Cunnold, Helena Daffern, Judith Hartley, Bethany Seymour,
Marina Theodoropoulou
Altos Robin Bier, Freya Jacklin, Edward McMullan, Caroline Sartin,
Gwendolyn Wellmann
Tenors Jason Darnell, Joshua Ellicott, Paul Gameson, Christopher Palmer
Basses Graham Bier, David Bowden, Michael Brunsden, John Holland-Avery,
James Ryan, Guy Tudor
Violins Lucy Russell, Jonathan Sparey, Daniel Edgar
Viola Alan George
Cello Rachel Gray
Violone Corina Cosgrave
Viol Susanne Heinrich
Flutes Edwina Smith, Sarah McNulty
Oboes Anthony Robson, Cherry Forbes
Bassoon Alastair Mitchell
Organ Robert Patterson
Harpsichord Peter Seymour