George Frideric Handel

Harry Christophers
James Doyle

Harry Christophers leads the chorus and orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society in a concert performance of Handel's Samson, recorded at Symphony Hall in May 2014.

The soloists include

Joshua Ellicott, tenor (Samson)
Joélle Harvey, soprano (Dalila, wife of Samson)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano (Micah, friend to Samson)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Manoah, father to Samson)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (Harapha, a giant)
Stefan Reed, tenor (Messenger)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano (Israelitish woman)

Handel and Haydn Society

Dec. 2, 2012
Symphony Hall

The Handel and Haydn Society's 159th annual performance of Handel's Messiah, with hosts Brian McCreath and Thomas Forrest Kelly

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Chorus and Orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, conductor

Handel - Messiah

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

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courtesy of BEMF

The Boston Early Music Festival presents George Frederic Handel's Almira, the composer's first opera, written when he was 19 years old. The production was recorded in performance during the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival.

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André Costantini

The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and director Robert Mealy perform at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on June 16, 2011 during the Boston Early Music Festival.

On the program:

Bach - Sinfonia from BWV 249

Handel - Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 2

Bach - Sinfonia from BWV 42

Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4

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