Britten Sinfonia’s Messiah – Much More Than Christmas Entertainment

24/12/2018

Handel, Messiah: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Allan Clayton (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone) , Britten Sinfonia Voices (director: Eamonn Dougan) Britten Sinfonia Orchestra (violin/director: Jacqueline Shave), Barbican Hall, London 19.12.2018. (CSa)

Britten Sinfonia (c) Harry Rankin

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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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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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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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Kavakos, Rattle and the LSO Give an Evening of Great Music-Making

17/12/2018

Brahms, Debussy and Enescu: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Centre, London, 16.12.2018. (AS)

Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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Mahan Esfahani is as Illuminating as Ever in Bach

16/12/2018

Bach: Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Wigmore Hall, London, 15.12.2018. (MB)

Mahan Esfahani (c) Marco Borggreve

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