Concert Review - Messiah
The opening bars of the overture by the Amici ensemble immediately set the tone for what was to be a fresh and exciting performance of Handel’s Messiah. It was the second concert of the 70th Anniversary season of the YPC, specially chosen by Dr Andrew Padmore and a firm favourite of the choir which was evident throughout their performance.
All the chorus parts were delivered with great attention to detail capturing the drama and poignancy in equal measure under the direction of Dr Padmore’s brisk tempi which kept the performance vibrant and engaging throughout.
Anthony Thompson’s flawless performance ensured the trumpet really did “sound” and the superb line up of young soloists, Molly Cochrane, Beth MacKay, James Micklethwaite and Miles Taylor, satisfied a very appreciative audience, many of whom were clearly Messiah aficionados.
It was a joy and an honour to take part in such a wonderful performance that will remain as one of the highlights of this special anniversary season.
The season continues with the YPC's Annual Christmas Concert featuring carols from around the world on Saturday 17th December at Wakefield Cathedral, 7pm.