Claudia Pritchard
The Independent on Sunday

For many years a distinguished Evangelist in the Bach Passions, and steeped in sacred music both as a singer and composer of it, Bob Chilcott created for Wells in 2013 a Passion for modern forces and audience, and triple-layered, John's dramatised account of the Crucifixion punctuated by choral meditations and five new settings of traditional Eastertide hymns.

These, surprisingly Chilcott's first venture into that genre, despite his large choral output, clearly have a life of their own ahead, and prove the devil does not have all the best tunes. The roles of Christ (Neal Davies), the Evangelist (Ed Lyon) and Pilate (Darren Jeffrey) are richly accompanied by their own signature instruments.