Commencing the festive season in Reykjavík, Robin Blaze, James Oxley and Matthew Brook are joining forces on December 2 to perform Handel’s Messiah with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. For Blaze, this precedes a series of Messiah concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis and Tafelmusik Baroque in Toronto.
Elsewhere, David Wilson-Johnson is touring with The King’s Consort in Barcelona, Madrid and Luzern, performing alongside Diana Moore in Reus and Alicante on December 15 and 16 respectively. Mhairi Lawson and James Oxley are also in Spain on December 17, singing Messiah with Il Fondamento in Pamplona. Meanwhile, Christopher Ainslie is in Detroit with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and soprano Lorna Anderson is giving two performances in Västerås, Sweden.
In the UK, Eddie Wade and Andrew Radley are singing Messiah in Leeds, whilst James Oxley is in Halifax. In Poole, Matthew Brook and William Towers are performing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Towers is singing again with the BSO in Exeter alongside Nicholas Mulroy. Nicholas is additionally touring Messiah in London (Royal Festival Hall), Utrecht and Paris, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Laurence Cummings, who is also directing the Halle’s Messiah in Manchester on December 3.
The Messiah season will come to an end in Scotland with a performance by Andrew Radley, Richard Morrison and Kate Valentine in Edinburgh, and Matthew Brook’s concert with the Royal Scottish National Opera Orchestra in Glasgow – both taking place on January 2.