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You might not expect to find an outstandingly well-sung and idiomatic recording of so profoundly Russian a work as Sergey Vassilyevich Rachmaninoff's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom emanating from the Heartland and a group called the Kansas City Chorale, but you would be limiting yourself and your expectations unnecessarily. This is a beautifully realized performance of a spiritually moving and harmonically lovely score. It is a more complete version than that recorded by the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, and for that reason is the first choice in CDs of this music. --Sarah Bryan Miller
Not a great recording. A piece which should be uplifting, but this recording makes me feel like I'm waiting for the coffin lid to close.Published 1 day ago by Elizabeth A. Davies
Not sure if it's because the CDs are used, but the volume when played on the CD player is low, and had to crank it up more, but the music itself is good.Published 7 months ago by Stephen John Sponsler
I was looking for Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Sergey Rachmaninov long time ago, and finally I find it here on Amazon site.
I can't listen this CD without tears. Read more
The singing is very good but the bass sounds as though he is in the basement of a different room than the rest of the choir. Read morePublished 16 months ago by NOVA Reader
This is an outstanding recording of Rachmaninov's Divine Liturgy of St.John Chrysostom. A wonderful introduction to the mystery and prayer of the Eastern Churches within the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Carmen Scuderi
Overall, the performance is very good to excellent indeed!! These Kansas-ers have much to be proud of - BRAVI!!!
One facet of particular importance is Fr. Read more