A glorious new Bach Mass in B minor was Hyperion’s Record of the Month for November 2014. Relative newcomers, the singers and instrumentalists of Arcangelo have quickly carved out an enviable reputation; for this fifth Hyperion recording director Jonathan Cohen has co-opted soloists Lydia Teuscher, Ida Falk Winland, Tim Mead, Samuel Boden and Neal Davies.

“This is a performance where character and rich dimension emerge from within a patient and naturally projected vision of Bach’s most celebrated compendium. The work infrequently speaks with such gracefulness, freedom or conviction” (Gramophone)

Jonathan Cohen’s instinct for colour, mood and tempi feels just about spot-on throughout; all soloists are just as good, and a special mention for counter tenor Tim Mead in a delectably slow Agnus Dei, in a recording that allows those celebratory flourishes to shine“, BBC CD Review

Jonathan Cohen’s choir of 20 can convey the inward spirituality of Et incarnatus est and the laudatory éclat of the Gloria and Et resurrexit with equal efficacy. The excellent high-voiced soloists are Lydia Teuscher and Ida Falk Winland, duetting sensuously in the Christe eleison, and Tim Mead’s rapt alto in Qui sedes and Agnus Dei. Samuel Boden’s lithe tenor and Neal Davies’s solid bass blend ideally with their colleagues“, The Sunday Times