Unusually, I bought this DVD without having read any review in e.g. Gramophone or International Record Review, but I'm very glad I did. Conductor John Nelson is not generally known for historically informed performances, but he has a light touch; as does the choir, in spite of being large and consisting exclusively of adults. The choir, by the way, sings holding the Baerenreiter Urtext of Bach's music, no lack of authenticity there! Tempos in general were also very good, rarely too extreme. The only disappointment was the accompanying leaflet, which gives just the most basic details; but I haven't taken this into account, the five stars are for the music making, that is top quality.