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He was despised - Huddersfield Choral Society, Northern Sinfonia - Messiah (CD)


2011
Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD246 • Format: 2x, CD • Country: UK • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
He was despised - Huddersfield Choral Society, Northern Sinfonia - Messiah (CD)

Chorus – Huddersfield Choral Society. Chorus Master – H. Bardgett *. Composed By – Handel *. Conductor – Sir Malcolm Sargent. Contralto Vocals – Marjorie Thomas. Orchestra – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Organ – Ernest Cooper. Soprano Vocals – Elsie Morison. Tenor Vocals – Richard Lewis (3)/5(2).

 · As an authentic period performance of George Frederick Handel's Messiah, this live recording by the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Northern Sinfonia remains true to both Baroque practices and the chorus' own tradition. The hymn "Christians, Awake!" has been sung regularly since at Huddersfield performances of the oratorio, so it opens this Signum Classics recording with a .

 · The combination of Huddersfield Choral Society, the Royal Northern Sinfonia conductor Martyn Brabbins and a quartet of established or up-and-coming professional soloists means that you are pretty much guaranteed a top-notch performance of Messiah and ’s full houses at the Town Hall responded accordingly.

22 December Notes. 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

A double CD of Handel's Messiah, recorded in the Mozart orchestration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Huddersfield Choral Society's signature piece, performed in Huddersfield Town Hall every Christmas since at least This version uses Mozart's orchestration including full woodwind and brass.


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  1. NORTHERN SINFONIA: CHOIR: HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY: Messiah, oratorio, HWV Part 2. Song. He was despised: DISC TWO 1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV Part 2. Chorus. Surely, He hath borne our griefs and the Huddersfield Choral Society struggles with .

  2. Recorded live in concert in December , this new recording combines the famous ensemble with the Northern Sinfonia and four world-class professionals, under the direction of Jane Glover CBE. The disc begins with John Wainwright’s ‘Christians Awake’, a traditional addition to the Messiah programme at their concerts in Huddersfield.

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