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Handel: Messiah / Graden, St. Jacobs Kammarkor, Rebaroque

Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Proprius-audiosource   Catalog #: 2080  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Michael WeiniusKerstin AvemoKarl Magnus FredrikssonAnna Zander
Conductor:  Gary Graden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Jacob's Chamber ChoirREBaroque
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording of Handel’s masterpiece captures the performance of the Messiah in the years since 2011. Recorded live from three performances in late November 2016, it’s the expression of a close collaboration between choir and baroque orchestra. For many years St Jacobs Kammarkör, Rebaroque and their leader Maria Lindal have enjoyed the performances of many great works of the sacred repertoire. When the baton changed hands and it was time to continue the Messiah tradition with a new team it was only natural that Rebaroque and St Jacobs Kammarkör once again combined forces for the Messiah performances. This performance reflects a cherished collaboration between a group of instrumentalists, four leading Swedish soloists and a Read more cathedral chamber choir. There was an unavoidable sense of responsibility when the Cathedral’s Messiah performances fell on their lot, and also of great joy and gratitude in being afforded the opportunity to carry an important tradition forward. Read less

Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Michael Weinius (Tenor), Kerstin Avemo (Soprano), Karl Magnus Fredriksson (Baritone),
Anna Zander (Alto)
Conductor:  Gary Graden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Jacob's Chamber Choir,  REBaroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

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