A selection of arias and choruses from great works by Handel and Bach, appropriate for Holy Week.

Performed by soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo), Henry Choo (tenor), James Ioelu (baritone),

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir (Music Director Karen Grylls)

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sofi Jeannin

Sofi Jeannin

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BACH: St Matthew Passion, excerpts:
Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen; O Schmerz, hier zittert; Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen; O haupt voll Blut und Wunden;
BACH: Sinfonia; Adagio, from Easter Oratorio;
HANDEL: Messiah, excerpts:
Behold the lamb of God; He was despised; Surely he hath borne our griefs; And with his stripes we are healed; All we like sheep have gone astray;
BACH: Sonatina, from Cantata No 106, 'Actus Tragicus';
BACH: St John Passion, excerpts
Mein teurer Heiland, lass dich fragen; Ach Herr, lass dein lieb engelein;
BACH: Crucifixus, from Mass in B minor;
HANDEL: I know that my Redeemer liveth, from Messiah;
BACH: Et resurrexit, from Mass in B minor;
HANDEL: Hallelujah Chorus, from Messiah

Recorded by RNZ, Auckland Town Hall, 18 April 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay

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