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Handel: Messiah / King's College Choir [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel, and the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, the first ever live cinema broadcast of a choral concert took place from King's College, Cambridge this past Easter. This live performance of Handel's 'Messiah' was rush-released on CD in May this year and now EMI Classics is proud to announce the release of a DVD version of this extraordinary concert performance in time for the holidays.

Following the rush-release on CD of the live recording of Handel's Messiah earlier this year, EMI Classics is now proud to announce the release of the DVD of this extraordinary performance in the magnificent setting of the Chapel of King's College. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Academy of Ancient Music are conducted by Stephen Cleobury with soloists Ailish Tynan, Alice Coote, Allan Clayton and Matthew Rose. The DVD of the concert on Palm Sunday 2009 was filmed and produced by Opus Arte.This Messiah performance was at the heart of the fifth annual Easter at King's festival and commemorated both the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel and the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge. The concert was carried via satellite - a first for a live choral concert - and was screened in over 85 cinemas across Europe and North America.

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Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Color



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Matthew Rose (Bass); Alice Coote (Mezzo Soprano); Allan Clayton (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1742