Christmas with Handel and Bach
Choruses from Messiah
Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3)
A slightly different approach to this year’s Christmas concert saw a selection from part 1 of Handel’s Messiah (including And the Glory of the Lord, For unto us a Child is born and Glory to God in the Highest) and the first part of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio given in the first half and then then parts 2 and 3 of the Bach in the second. The performance marked the first occasion that Acting Choral Director, Alex Thacker, fully took charge of the Society- and he did so splendidly.
Dominic Neville, the previous post holder, returned to sing tenor, while Ellen Williams sang soprano, Nichole Boardman alto and Edmund Caird baritone.
The choir were accompanied by the Llandaff Sinfonia and by John Cheer on continuo. Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus was given as an encore.