“1. Seraphic Fire and Patrick Quigley: Arvo Pärt’s Passio
Patrick Dupré Quigley presented scrupulous, intensely moving performances of three unique scores in Seraphic Fire’s “Parables of Passion” series. Following David Lang’s luminous little match girl passion and a rare performance of Bach’s original version of the St. Matthew Passion, the best was saved for last. Arvo Pärt’s meditative Passio, a singular work of spiritual minimalism, was superbly sung and played by the choir, vocal soloists and accompanying instrumentalists, and these Passion settings proved the most important musical event of 2018. (LB)”
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