Britten Sinfonia Voices (c) Ben Ealovega
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Allan Clayton tenor
Robert Davies bass*
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan conductor
Handel’s remarkable oratorio Messiah, with its vivid portrayal of biblical scenes and high emotional charge, is staple ‘fare’ in many people’s Christmas musical diet. And rightly so – alongside brilliant solo arias, its magnificent choruses have fired a whole nation’s passion for choral-singing. In this performance Britten Sinfonia are joined by a stellar quartet of soloists for a festive performance that is sure to be both thrilling and jubilant.
In Conversation – 6.30pm (Cambridge & Norwich)
A pre-concert talk about Handel’s Messiah with tonight’s soloists and Dr Martin Ennis (Cambridge)/Roger Rowe (Norwich). Free to ticket holders.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances Christopher Purves is no longer able to perform and will be replaced by Robert Davies as the bass soloist in this programme.
Cambridge performance now returns only.