Our double CD of Messiah is a live recording of the complete work, compiled from the Choir’s Friday and Saturday performances in December 2010. Three sample tracks from the CD are available for download below. Each file is between 2Mb and 3Mb.
There is a well-established tradition among choirs of omitting some items in order to limit the duration of concerts. In 2010 the choir omitted different items on Friday and Saturday so that over both nights we performed every recitative, aria and chorus.
These concerts were special for us as they were our last performances of Messiah under the baton of Matthew Bale, who retired in July 2011 after 46 performances of Messiah over a period of 23 years.
Proceeds from the sale of these discs are being used to support Off the Record, a local charity that offers confidential and independent help and advice to under-25-year-olds who have family, financial, relationship, or any other difficulties.
A few last copies may be available. Enquire via any member of the choir, or by Post.