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BBC NOW - Handel's Messiah

Live from St David's Hall in Cardiff, a performance of Handel's oratorio Messiah, with Laurence Equilbey conducting the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales.

Laurence Equilbey conducts the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales in Messiah by Handel.

Live from St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Handel: Messiah

Mary Bevan (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Robert Murray (tenor)
Brindley Sherratt (bass)
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales
Laurence Equilbey (conductor)

Firmly established as a Christmas tradition for audiences across the globe, Handel's Messiah is a true celebration of the nativity; exhilarating yet deeply emotional and resonant. Comprising a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible and psalms from the Book of Common Prayer, Messiah brings some of most evocative oratorio writing in the repertoire featuring 'For unto us a child is born', 'The trumpet shall sound' and the famous 'Hallelujah' chorus.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah part 1

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah Parts 2 and 3

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue for keyboard (BWV.894) in A minor [complete]

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • J.S. Bach, The French Suites: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 37.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales

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