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Messiah, Handel

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Messiah provides a fitting end to the Christmas Festival at St John's, Smith Square

...The musicians of the OAE gave vital and immaculate instrumental support, as one would expect, and of the soloists Katherine Watson again impressed, for her tone quality was lovely...It was interesting that in common with the countertenor she added modest decorations in repeats, to good effect. Her “I know that my Redeemer liveth” was very affecting...

Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard

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Conductor Stephen Layton

Polyphony, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Katherine Watson, soprano

Iestyn Davies, countertenor

Gwilym Bowen, tenor

Neal Davies, bass

Stephen Layton

Stephen Layton

Earlier Event: December 22
Mass in B minor, Bach
Later Event: January 16
Philharmonie de Paris