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On Sparkling Form

Derby Cathedral Choir's Handel 'Messiah',
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Derby Cathedral Choir's latest biennial performance of Handel's Messiah easily maintained the standard they've set for themselves in previous years (Derby Cathedral, 8 December 2012).

They were on sparkling form. 'And The Glory of the Lord' and 'For Unto Us a Child is Born' were both light on their feet, 'O Thou that Tellest' went at a splendid lick, and 'His Yoke is Easy' had a delicious feeling of living dangerously...

Copyright © 21 December 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERBY CATHEDRAL CHOIR

JEREMY LEAMAN

HEART OF ENGLAND ORCHESTRA

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

MESSIAH

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

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