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Handel: Messiah / Watts, Le Brocq, Wyn-Rogers, Oldfield, Glover

Handel / Watts / Hcs / Northern Sym / Glover
Release Date: 05/24/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 246  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth WattsMark Le BrocqCatherine Wyn-RogersJames Oldfield
Conductor:  Jane Glover
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huddersfield Choral SocietyNorthern Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

" ... this splendid account, recorded in Huddersfield last December, … has been refined by the influence of the early-music movement. The buoyant chorus, under Glover's incisive direction, goes from strength to strength." -- The Times

The Huddersfield Choral Society continue their esteemed relationship with Signum Records with arguably the best-loved musical work of all time Messiah, more than two and a half centuries on from that celebrated first performance in Dublin’s New Music Hall in April 1742.

Huddersfield Choral Society has come to be known as one of the top choral societies in the UK. A recent review of Messiah in concert reads:

“Conducted by Jane Glover, it moved at the brisk
Read more pace that we now expect... The singers of the Choral Society continue to demonstrate that, trained by chorus master Joseph Cullen, they have the technical ability to resolve the dichotomy of being a large choir, equipped for monumental, Victorian oratorio performances, yet must sing with the rhythmic responsiveness, the clarity and the lightness of touch, that has become the norm. The orchestra was the Northern Sinfonia; and it is hard to believe that – apart from specialist baroque ensembles – there is a band which is better equipped to accompany current Messiah performances.” -- Huddersfield Examiner
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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth Watts (Soprano), Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano),
James Oldfield (Bass)
Conductor:  Jane Glover
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huddersfield Choral Society,  Northern Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

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