Two works from the LPO to move you to tears: Vaughan Williams and Tippett 

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams, Tippett: Nadine Benjamin (soprano), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Soloists of the Royal College of Music, London Philharmonic Choir (artistic director: Neville Creed), London Adventist Chorale (musical director: Ken Burton), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 26.11.2022. (JR)

Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with Edward Gardner conducting Nadine Benjamin (standing) and the LPO © London Philharmonic Orchestra

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John Nelson offers a message of hope with The English Concert’s Messiah at Coventry Cathedral

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Messiah, HWV 56 (1741): Lucy Crowe (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Michael Spyres (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Choir of The English Concert, The English Concert / John Nelson (conductor). Coventry Cathedral, 24.11.2022. Reviewed from recording streamed on

Alex Potter (countertenor) and John Nelson (conductor) © Jamie Gray

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Oxford Philharmonic’s anniversary celebrations continue with Brahms, Bruckner and more

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brahms, Mendelssohn, Jieun Lee and Bruckner: Jennifer Pike (violin), Lauren Fagan (soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), David Junghoon Kim (tenor) Simon Shibambu (bass), Choirs of Merton and The Queen’s Colleges, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Marios Papadopoulos and Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (conductors). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford 17.11.2022. (CR)

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s Bruckner Te Deum © Nicholas Posner

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