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Handel: Messiah / Walker, Macliver, Sherman, Mcmahon, Et Al


Release Date: 01/29/2008 
Label:  Abc Classics   Catalog #: 1292141   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Teddy Tahu RhodesAlexandra ShermanPaul McMahonChristopher Field,   ... 
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CantillationOrchestra of the Antipodes
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Throughout each year, and especially at Christmas time, thousands of people enjoy the experience of hearing Handel's most famous work, Messiah. It not only tells the story of Jesus Christ, but it also considers the whole of human experience - hope and fulfilment, suffering and death, resurrection and redemption - which has resonances with us all. Many of the arias and choruses (especially the 'Hallelujah' chorus) are some of the most well-known and beloved pieces of classical music. This release by ABC Classics is Australia's first complete recording of Handel's Messiah, recorded in St Patricks Chapel, Manly in Sydney. It features some of ABC Classics most renowned soloists (including Sara Macliver and Teddy Tahu Rhodes), the Read more choir Cantillation, and the new Baroque ensemble, Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Bass Baritone), Alexandra Sherman (Mezzo Soprano), Paul McMahon (Tenor),
Christopher Field (Countertenor), Sara Macliver (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantillation,  Orchestra of the Antipodes
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Venue:  Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, Manly 
Language: English 

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