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Handel’s Messiah at Christmas: And He shall purify


THIS year, instead of Christmas carols, we are featuring excerpts from Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah, which is concerned with the birth of Jesus as foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament and reported in the gospels of Luke and Matthew.

Chorus: ‘And he shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.’ (Malachi 3, v 3)

This performance is by VOCES8, Apollo5 and the VOCES8 Foundation Choir, conducted by Barnaby Smith, with the Academy of Ancient Music.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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