Music Alive for Saturday 12 December 2015
Anna Leese (Soprano), Sally Anne Russell (Mezzo-soprano), Steve Davislim (Tenor), James Cayton (Bass), Nicholas Mcgegan (conductor)
NZSO Messiah Chorale, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
A three-hundred-year-old Christmas smash hit, Handel’s peerless oratorio is the perfect holiday season gift for concertgoers of every kind.
With international Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan at the helm, the NZSO combines with the cream of Wellington’s choral talent in the NZSO Messiah Chorale and a host of jewel-bright opera stars to herald the joys of Christmas.
Beloved Kiwi soprano Anna Leese makes a magnificent homecoming, while Australian mezzo soprano Sally Anne Russell, bass James Clayton and tenor Steve Davislim add their talents to our cast. This spine-tingling concert ends our year on a soaring high note. (Source: NZSO)
This concert is a delayed broadcast from last Thursday’s performance in Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, recorded by RNZ Concert