04 January 2008

Messiah again

I managed to struggle against my annual Christmas cold long enough to take part in the RSNO’s performance of Messiah on Wednesday afternoon. This year it was conducted by Roy Goodman who brought his expertise in baroque music and his usual lightness of touch to the performance. The other factor that distinguished it from most other performances was that we did it without any of the usual cuts. I suspect that there will have been many in the audience for whom at least some of the arias and choruses were completely new.

So far I haven’t come across any reviews of the performance, but Michael Tumelty gave it a very positive preview in The Herald on Wednesday morning (here).

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