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Handel's Samson with H+H

Handel's Samson with H+H

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New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

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Boston Baroque and Music Director Martin Pearlman ring in 2014 with an All-Bach concert at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., hosted by WCRB's Cathy Fuller and Brian McCreath.

Handel's Messiah from Boston

Handel's Messiah from Boston

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Dec. 2, 2012
Symphony Hall

The Handel and Haydn Society159th annual performance 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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(photo of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus courtesy of the Handel and Haydn Society)

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

Classical Concerts

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.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

Classical Concerts

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.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

Classical Concerts

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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Alan McLellan takes you on a trip to the concert halls and churches where New Englanders gather to celebrate the holidays in December.

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Eric Leidzen - Christmas Joy!
New England Brass Band, Douglas Yeo, conductor

Traditional (arr. by Robert De Cormier) - Here's to Thee, Old Apple Tree; Here We Come A-Wassailing; O Tannenbaum; The Souling Song
Counterpoint, Robert De Cormier, conductor

James Woodman - The Midwife's Tale
Charles Sherba & Alexey Shabalin, violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola; Emmanuel Feldman, cello; The Providence Singers, Fred Jodry, conductor

Antonio Ripa & Antonio Rodriquez de Hita - Viendo como al nino cantan; Cancion 8 (Pastoral) & Cancion 3
Musicians of the Old Post Road

Dan Locklair - Winter:  III. The Stars, & IV. Sleighing Song
Harvard Glee Club & Radcliffe Choral Society, Andrew Clark, conductor

Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512) - Nato canunt omnia
Blue Heron, Scott Metcalfe, director

James Curnow - Christmas Triptych: Mvmt. III
New England Brass Band, Douglas Yeo, conductor

(photo of round church in Richmond, VT, by Cheryl Willoughby)

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