EMI have just released a DVD of King’s College Choir performing Handel’s Messiah. You can buy both the DVD and CD from the The Shop at King’s, King’s Parade, Cambridge or online from the Friends of King’s website – www.kingsfriends.org or on the EMI website: www.emiclassics.com/dvds.php
The Messiah DVD captures an extraordinary performance in the magnificent setting of the College Chapel. The performance was recorded during this year’s Easter at Kings festival and was screened in over 85 cinemas across Europe and North America. It was the first time a choral concert had been broadcast live throughout cinemas.
The critically-acclaimed concert features the Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Stephen Cleobury together with with soloists Ailish Tynan, Alice Coote, Allan Clayton and Matthew Rose, and the King’s College Choir. The concert commemorated both the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel and the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge.