Handel’s Messiah performed by the King’s College Choir, the Academy of Ancient Music and conducted by King’s Director of Music Stephen Cleobury, marked the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death and also celebrates the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge.
Ailish Tynan soprano
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
Matthew Rose bass
brilliant trumpet! The Trumpet Shall Sound! The Baroque trumpet that was played was valveless, with only two finger holes which the trumpeter closes and opens with the thumb and little finger of the right hand for finer pitch control.
Saw it, heard it, yesterday evening. Wonderful!