Mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallett reached the finals of the 2020 Cesti Competition at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival. Here she sings Medea’s Act II aria from Handel Teseo.

Conductor Robert Howarth will work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the first time on December 16. Smaller in scale than the original work planned, the short Baroque Christmas programme will comprise seasonal works by Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi plus Bach. The concert will be live streamed to digital ticket holders from the BSO base at The Lighthouse, Poole.