Kristine Healy – Sheffield Telegraph

Saturday evening’s performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was a worthy representation of the excellent work of the Sheffield Bach Society.

Sheffield Bach Choir, the National Festival Orchestra, Alan Horsey (harpsichord) and four experienced vocal soloists combined under the direction of Simon Lindley to offer a satisfying musical experience to their appreciative audience.

Other highlights were provided by the orchestra’s wind players: the difficulties of Bach’s long-breathed flute and oboe solos were negotiated with beauty and sensitivity and the trumpet section made considerable impact with their triumphant musical gestures.