A Rosenblatt Recitals at Home stream – From Handel to Wagner – is a much-needed antidote to the current doom and gloom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rosenblatt Recitals at Home in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer – From Handel to Wagner – A Journey Through the Ages of Opera: Available as audio and video streaming if you click here. (JPr)

From Handel… – Serena Gamberoni and Quartet

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The Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition 2020 announces winners

KATHLEEN FERRIER AWARDS 2020

The prize winners of the 65th Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition were announced on 13 December at the end of the competition’s final, streamed from Southwark’s Henry Wood Hall.

Jessica Cale

The prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held annually in memory of the great British contralto, are renowned for kick-starting the careers of outstandingly talented young singers. This year Jessica Cale won the first prize of £12,500. Jessica, from Pembrokeshire, studied at the Royal College of Music, having already worked extensively with The Sixteen and the Monteverdi Choir. She has appeared with the Gabrieli Consort, at Ryedale Festival Opera and was a finalist in the 2020 London Handel Festival Singing Competition.

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Bask in the afterglow of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio thanks to Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from London Christmas – Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248: Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players / Paul McCreesh (conductor), plus chorales from Gabrieli ROAR.  St John’s, Smith Square, London. Livestreamed 25.12.2020 to 6.1.2021. (CC)

Cantata VI – Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights is a true Christmas cracker

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Filmed at the London Coliseum on 18 & 19.12.2020 and now available on YouTube. (JPr)

Erina Takahashi (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Joseph Caley (Prince) (c) ASH

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I Faglioni’s Live from London ‘Long, Long, Ago’ was a magnificent idea, magnificently realised

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from London Christmas: ‘Long, Long, Ago’ – Messe de Minuit: I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth (director). Performance at VOCES8 Centre, London, livestreamed on 24.12.2020. (CC)

Live from London Christmas – I Fagliolini

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Benedetti and the Philharmonia prove Beethoven’s music is a force to bring us together whatever the circumstances

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Benedetti Plays Beethoven: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Philharmonia / Pekka Kuusisto (conductor). Livestreamed from London’s Royal Festival Hall, 30.11.2020. (JPr)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), Pekka Kuusisto (conductor) & Philharmonia

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