A recent Vivaldi CD by Florilegium and Elin Managhan Thomas recorded at St John’s in stunning surround sound was voted Radio 3’s CD of the week. One reviewer said, ‘The sound quality […] is quite exceptional. The acoustic of the recording location – St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Norwood, London – bathes the instruments in a warm glow, giving them an almost holographic presence and richness.’
In our 125th year, Robert Hollingsworth and I Fagiolini chose St John’s for their reconstruction of a 1612 Italian Vespers issued on CD in June 2012. The recording includes a number of pieces for multiple choirs, including one by Gabrieli for seven choirs and period instruments. Once again the St John’s acoustic works its magic. For more information click on this link to view their Microsite and view, listen to and download sample tracks.