The Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner
VÖ: March 4, 2022
John Eliot Gardiner, together with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, adds a new reading of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion to his remarkable legacy of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Boasting a team of exceptional young soloists and choral singing hallmarked by intense drama, expressive nuance and spellbinding musicianship, the album was recorded in the ornate surroundings of Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre on Good Friday 2021. It is set for release on 4 March 2022 as a deluxe edition consisting of 2 CDs and a Blu-ray disc which offers the audio recording and the film of the performance in various sound formats, including the immersive Dolby Atmos. The audio recording will also be released digitally.
The first pre-release track is the lamentful “Es ist vollbracht!” from the second part of St. John Passion, listen now via the streaming tab above.