Bach’s greatest masterpiece, performed on period instruments with a stunning line-up of players and singers. Those who crowded into St Peter’s Church in Colchester for our Handel Messiah two years ago will be excited to know that Orlando Jopling has again gathered many of the country’s top baroque experts for a similarly colourful, beautifully-shaped and compelling performance.
Rachel Ambrose Evans, Emma Walsh, Zoë Brookshaw and Esther Brazil soprano
Helen Charlston and Martha McLorinan mezzo
Jeremy Budd and Hugo Hymas tenor
Ben Davies and William Gaunt bass
Bojan Cicic (violin 1), Elin White (violin 2), Jordan Bowron (viola), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Carina Cosgrave (double bass), Marta Goncalves, Eva Caballero (flutes), Leo Duarte, Bethan White and Hayley Pullen (oboes), Inga Maria Klaucke, Hayley Pullen (bassoons), Russell Gilmour, William Russell and Gareth Hoddinott (trumpets), Rosie Toll (timpani)
Orlando Jopling conductor
Huge congratulations on the most memorable rendering of the Messiah ever. The clarity of the singers and instruments in a small group allowed their quality to come through which tends to get lost in larger productions.
Audience member on Orlando Jopling’s Messiah at Roman River 2015