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Handel’s Messiah with The Sixteen

Two recordings by the English choir The Sixteen under the direction of Harry Christophers—Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

man in front with ensemble in background

Photo: Courtesy of The Sixteen

One of the more remarkable recordings of 2009 was of Handel's "Messiah" with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.

This week’s edition features two recordings by the English choir The Sixteen under the direction of Harry Christophers. First, we’ll look at their new release of Handel’s Messiah followed by their 1993 recording of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Music Heard On This Episode

George Frideric Handel: Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Messiah (Coro, 2008)
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George Frideric Handel: Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Messiah (Coro, 2008)
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George Frideric Handel: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Messiah (Coro, 2008)
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George Frideric Handel: Soli and Chorus:The Lord our enemy has slain (from Esther)
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Messiah (Coro, 2008)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale: Jauchzet, frohlocket
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Christmas Oratorio (Collins, 1993)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers — Christmas Oratorio (Collins, 1993)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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