A richly moving performance of the Messiah on December 5th saw the audience in a packed Sheffield Cathedral leap to their feet for a standing ovation. Soloists Philippa Hyde, Alison Hudson, Stephen Liley, and Alex Ashworth were splendid, and the soloists of the National Festival Orchestra were on top form, not least the trumpeter.
Audience response: ‘that was the best performance of the Messiah I have ever heard‘.
For those who missed it – come along and create your own Messiah at Dore Parish Church on December 19th.
And for those who enjoyed it – if you think that was good, wait til you hear the Bach B Minor Mass in March…