Singing the Messiah, Stephen Cleobury, NI Opera Studio, Winter
Neil Martin, Claire Buchanan and Diane Holt talk through Handel's Messiah in Ulster Scots. John explores the legacy of conductor Stephen Cleobury. Live music from NI Opera Studio.
Neil Martin, Claire Buchanan and Diane Holt discuss their efforts preparing a community choir for a performance of Handel's Messiah in Ulster Scots for a special recorded performance for BBC NI on Sunday 15th December. Current King's College, Cambridge choral scholar Joe Zubier talks to John about the legacy of the late Stephen Cleobury. NI Opera Studio singers Zoe Jackson (Soprano) and David Lee (Countertenor) perform in the studio and discuss their upcoming performance of Victor Herbert's 'The Enchantress.' John's Classical Connection this week are pieces on the theme of Winter.