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London Handel Festival Singing Competition 2010

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the final of the 2010 London Handel Festival Singing Competition, with the London Handel Orchestra directed by Laurence Cummings.

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the final of the 2010 London Handel Festival Singing Competition, recorded at St George's, Hanover Square in March. The competition is an annual event at the Festival, this year being the 9th competition, and attracts many applicants from the UK and overseas. During the programme Lucie Skeaping finds out more about it by talking to the winner of the first competition, the British tenor Andrew Kennedy, to Laurence Cummings and to one of the adjudicators, the counter-tenor Michael Chance. Music in the programme includes part of each of the 6 finalists' performance, with the London Handel Orchestra directed by the competition's founder and Music Director of the London Handel Festival, Laurence Cummings.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Joshua, Part 1 - Chorus: the Lord commands and Joshua leads

    Performers: London Handel Orchestra & Singers, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • SOMM.
    • SOMMCD 2402.
  • BBC RECORDING:

    • George Frideric Handel

      Capricious man, in humour lost from Saul HWV53

      Performers: Sophie Junker (soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • George Frideric Handel

      End of Cantata Un alma innamorata HWV173

      Performers: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • George Frideric Handel

      Sorge nell' alma mia from Imeneo HWV41

      Performers: Katie Bray (mezzo-soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

  • George Frideric Handel

    Samson, Act 1 scene 2: 'Total eclipse'

    Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Vienna Concentus Musicus, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • TELDEC.
    • 9031-74871-2.
  • BBC RECORDING:

    • George Frideric Handel

      Volate, amori, from Ariodante

      Performers: Sarah Power (soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • George Frideric Handel

      Rompo i lacci from Flavio HWV16

      Performers: Christopher Lowrey (countertenor), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • George Frideric Handel

      Ombre, plante, urne funestre! from Rodelinda HWV19

      Performers: Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

    • George Frideric Handel

      Verso gia l'alma col sangue from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo HWV72

      Performers: Sophie Junker (soprano), London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)

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