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Messiah 2020Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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What better way to blow away those New Year cobwebs than Handel's Messiah led by one of today's greatest Handel specialists, Nicholas McGegan.  He last conducted Messiah in Glasgow at New Year 2009, when Diana Moore was again the alto soloist. 

The other singers had also appeared in Scotland before, though not with the RSNO.  Soprano and tenor were previously seen with the Dunedin Consort, while William Berger worked regularly with that excellent Edinburgh team Ludus Baroque.

McGegan is long renowned as a Handel interpreter, though his only previous appearances in Scotland conducting one of that composer's stage works also came in 2009, when he brought a memorable German staging of Admeto to the Edinburgh Festival, as well as Messiah.

As expected, he projected much of the joyful liveliness of the Christmas sequences. The chorus was fully attentive to all of his instructions, singing with a wonderful sense of energy.   Of any sense of routine with such long-term knowledge there was not a trace.

Performance DatesMessiah 2020

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Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | Glasgow

2 Jan, 15.00

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