New for Christmas – Still, Still, Still

Each year I work with the wonderful Somerset Voices choir (a kind of scratch choral society) to plan and conduct the music for the Sing for Somerset carol service in Wells Cathedral. The service, which this year takes place on Saturday 15th December,¬†benefits the work of the Somerset Community Foundation (you read all about their…

Whose Messiah is it anyway?

There are few choral works that reach as many audiences as Handel’s “Messiah”. I find it curious that it still has to be identified as¬†Handel’s, as if there were some other great work of the same title with which we might confuse it! I can’t be sure (and a cursory Google search can neither confirm…