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G.F. Handel: Messiah - Catherine Wyn-Rogers (alto); Darius Battiwalla (organ); Elizabeth Watts (soprano); James Oldfield (bass);...
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  1. Christians awake! salute the happy morn, Christmas hymn
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
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As an authentic period performance of George Frederick Handel's Messiah, this live 2010 recording by the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Northern Sinfonia remains true to both Baroque practices and the chorus' own tradition. The hymn "Christians, Awake!" has been sung regularly since 1849 at Huddersfield performances of the oratorio, so it opens this Signum Classics recording with a clear sense of the society's pride in its past, though it may have a slightly disconcerting effect for unsuspecting listeners. But rest ...

G.F. Handel: Messiah 2011, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212024621