It’s not often that we hear such a sensitive and thrilling rendition of the Passion as Trinity Church Wall Street (New York City) experienced last Sunday. But what stands out particularly is that this music was improvised. We lauded it below in the post “Best of Lent 2011” but it really deserves a thread of its own. The consummate musicianship of these singers, their perfectly clear diction, their ability to lift out the drama of the events described while still practicing a reverence totally in keeping with the liturgical celebration, all deserve praise. Even readers of the passion could benefit from hearing how this was sung. And the choir did this on one rehearsal. Wow.