For Britons, the German Handel is a composer of their own, and his Messias – naturally sung in English as the Messiah – a national treasure. The work can thus look back on a longer performance tradition than Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Germany. So we seized the opportunity of presenting Handel’s most beloved oratorio with an entirely British ensemble: with choir singers who have known the music from the cradle, but performed in a way that is specifically British. The vocal sound, influenced by the ideal of the boys’ choir, is much brighter and richer in overtones than in the Continental choirs. A truly unique experience and wonderful example of how new traditions can be born when different cultures join hands.
Photo: Keith Saunders
Georg Friedrich Handel
The Messiah, HWV 56
In English with English and German surtitles.
- Robert King Conductor
- Choir of The King’s Consort
- The Kingʼs Consort
- Lorna Anderson Soprano Updated on 2017/09/14
- Hilary Summers Contralto
- Joshua Ellicott Tenor
- David Wilson-Johnson Bass
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