Bradley Smith, tenorTenor Bradley Smith makes his début with the Odense Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Layton singing the Bach Christmas Oratorio between December 13 to 15 in Odense, Svendborg and Nyborg. Back in the UK he joins The Hanover Band and Andrew Arthur for a Messiah tour until December 22.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden appears on a new recording of Messiah released today by Resonus Classics.  This world premiere recording of a new arrangement for wind ensemble by Stian Aareskjold features the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the BBC Singers under David Hill.  Samuel returns to sing Messiah with the group at performances in Norway on December 6, 7 & 8.

Robert HowarthConductor Robert Howarth makes his debut appearance with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra  conducting Messiah. Rob is joined by soloists Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John-Mark Ainsley and Matthew Brook for performances at the DR Konserthuset, Copenhagen on December 2 and 3.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorHandel expert conductor Nicholas Kraemer makes his Houston Symphony début directing Messiah on December 17 at Sugar Land Baptist Church and 18, 19, 20 (mat & eve) at Jones Hall. More info.

Robert Howarth conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances of Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, London on December 11, La Palmas – Dec 16, Alicante Dec 18 and Moscow – Dec 28.

See Robert Howarth conducting Worthy is the Lamb from the Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Hamar, Norway described by the Hamar Daglbad critic as ‘the best Hallelujiah chorus I have ever heard’ . Review at

No more mushy Messiah

December 9, 2011

Kraemer’s Minneapolis Messiah reviewed at