Handel – Messiah

Soprano -  Charlotte Bowden
Mezzo - Emma Roberts
Tenor - Michael Bell
Bass - Jamie Woollard
 

Handel's Messiah may well be the most famous of all choral works but reasons for another performance are numerous and compelling. It is a genuinely virtuoso work; requiring superb vocal technique from the chorus and soloists, a wide range of emotional expression and the ability to convey the most dramatic of narratives, as well as moments of intense reflection. The fact that parts of Messiah are well known is a huge advantage to performer and listener alike - providing rallying moments of instant recognition and pure excitement. However, in such a substantial oratorio, there are always new or less familiar moments to surprise and delight the listener.

Messiah is the perfect companion to Christmas and, for many, it is an indispensable part of the festive season. With music of such remarkable quality, something new and fresh is almost inevitable, especially in a performance with the world-class Hanover Band. The use of period instruments creates just the right quality of sound, whilst experienced musicians, immersed in Baroque style and techniques, bring authenticity and authority to this popular work.

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