Griff Rhys Jones is Superb as Scrooge in LMTO’s Joyous A Christmas Carol

20/12/2018

LMTO – A Christmas Carol (Mike Ockrent [book], Lynn Ahrens [book and lyrics] and Alan Menken [music]): Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). Lyceum Theatre, London, 17.12.2018. (JPr)

LMTO’s A Christmas Carol – ‘Abundance and Charity’

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Making Merry with Vox at the Guggenheim

19/12/2018

Holiday Concert: Vox Vocal Ensemble / George Steel (conductor), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, New York, 16.12.2018. (RP)

Vox Vocal Ensemble’s Holiday Concert at the Guggenheim Museum
© Robert Altman

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Three Years Later, Nézet-Séguin’s Retake of Messiah

19/12/2018

Handel, Messiah: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Jonas Hacker (tenor), Philippe Sly (bass-baritone), Westminster Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 8.12.2018. (BJ) Read more

Edward Gardner Leads a Memorable Account of L’Enfance du Christ

19/12/2018

Berlioz: Soloists, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 17.12.2018. (CC)

Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
and Edward Gardner (conductor) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

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SCO Chorus’s Christmas Concert Shows a Flair for Programming

19/12/2018

Rachmaninov, Pärt and various composers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus / Gregory Batsleer (conductor). Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 17.12.2018. (SRT)

Gregory Batsleer

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Johannes Moser and the RSNO Junior Chorus Bring Cheer to the Festive Season

19/12/2018

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky: Johannes Moser (cello), RSNO Junior Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 15.12.2018. (GT)

Johannes Moser

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The Arc of History and the Beauty of Song: Jessica Gould and Pascal Valois in Recital

18/12/2018

Various composers, In the Wake of the Marseillaise: Jessica Gould (soprano) Pascal Valois (early romantic guitar). The Brotherhood Synagogue, New York, 13.12.2018. (CP)

Jessica Gould (soprano) & Pascal Valois (guitar)
(c) Stephen Delas Heras

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Karina Canellakis Conducts Bach and Mendelssohn with the SCO

18/12/2018

Bach, Mendelssohn: Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Karina Canellakis (conductor), City Halls, Glasgow, 14.12.2018. (GT)

Karina Canellakis © Todd Rosenberg

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