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Handel: Messiah - Parts 2 and 3

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Parts 2 and 3 of Handel's oratorio Messiah, with Francois-Xavier Roth conducting the BBC National Orchestra of and Chorus of Wales.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff

Handel's Messiah, with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. François-Xavier Roth conducts, with a line-up of distinguished soloists.

Handel: Parts 2 and 3

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Delphine Galou, mezzo
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Bass Matthew Brook
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Chorus of Wales
François-Xavier Roth, conductor

A Christmas performance of Handel's setting of the most special of all stories. Messiah is the most popular oratorio ever written, packed with well-known music and, like a huge baroque fresco, is crowded with characters, events, heavenly angels and ceremonial trumpets. François-Xavier Roth conducts the most warmly atmopheric of Christmas works with a line-up of distinguished soloists.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Dec 2012 20:30

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: He was despised

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Surely he hath borne our griefs

  • George Frideric Handel

    Handel: And with his stripes

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: All we like sheep

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Let us break their bonds asunder

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Since by man came death

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: The Trumpet shall sound

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Worthy is the Lamb

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