Peter Gould's last 'Messiah' performance
as Derby Cathedral's Master of the Music,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Derby Cathedral Choir's biennial performances of Handel's Messiah are frequent enough to maintain continuity from one intake of choristers to the next, without coming round so often that there's a danger of them sounding routine. And there was certainly no hint of that in this invigorating performance (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 13 December 2014).
The choir got off to a confident, bright-toned start in 'And The Glory of the Lord' and shaped phrases elegantly in 'For Unto Us a Child is Born'...
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