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The Christmas Music from Handel's Messiah

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Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Norma Procter (contralto), Webster Booth (tenor), Hervey Alan (bass)
Huddersfield Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Herbert Bardgett)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Ernest Cooper (organ)
Overture
Recit. (tenor):
Comfort ye, my people, saith your God
Air (tenor):
Every valley shall be exalted
Chorus:
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Recit. (bass):
Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
Air (bass):
But who may abide the day of his coming?
Recit. (contralto):
Behold! A Virgin shall conceive and bear a son
Air (alto) and chorus:
O thou that tellest good tidings to
Zion
Recit. (bass):
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
Chorus:
For unto us a Child is born
Pastoral Symphony Recit. (soprano):
There were shepherds abiding in the field
Recit. (soprano):
And Lo! the Angel of the Lord came upon them
Recit. (soprano):
And the Angel said unto them
Recit. (soprano):
And suddenly there was with the Angel
Chorus:
Glory to God
The broadcast ends with the Hallelujah Chorus and the Amen.
From the Town Hall, Huddersfield.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Norma Procter
Tenor: Webster Booth
Bass: Hervey Alan
Singers: Huddersfield Choral Society
Chorus-Master: Herbert Bardgett
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Reginald Stead
Organist: Ernest Cooper
Presented for television by: Philip Bate

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The Christmas Music from Handel's Messiah

BBC Television, 22 December 1955 21.00






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