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

Release Date: 5/24/2011
Catalog Number: SIGCD246
Conductor: Jane Glover
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
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 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
Works on This Recording
1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Elizabeth Watts (Soprano), James Oldfield (Bass)
Conductor: Jane Glover
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ; London, England
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