- Format: DVD
- Release Date: 9/25/2012
The renowned St. Thomas Boys' Choir of Leipzig, which boasts J.S. Bach as a former cantor, celebrates it's 800th anniversary with an extraordinary interpretation of the peerless St. Matthew Passion. The Guardian praised the performance, noting that Bach's harmonies "interwove with a transcendence that can only be achieved through living, eating, and working together." This production is the only audio-visual release of the passion. It comes to life here, performed by the choir for which it was written, in the place where the composer worked and is buried.