(Excerpts from a review of CBE's 2013 performance of the St. Matthew Passion)
Maestro James Kim conducts the St. Matthew Passion: Magnificent, Intense, and Universal
Robin McNeil, OpusColorado
"Dr. James Kim infused the entire performance, both orchestras and choirs, with an intensity that was noticeable and non-stop: it lasted for three solid hours. . . This entire performance from beginning to end was filled with uncompromising musicianship. . . . Maestro James Kim has a way of the leading these knowledgeable musicians into the inner-most spirit of Bach, and then, if that were not enough, he eagerly invites the audience to follow."