WINNER OF THE GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Renowned for their Handel interpretations, Harry Christophers and his award-winning choir, The Sixteen, add to their glittering catalogue of Handel discs with this new recording of Saul.
In his Biblical oratorio, Saul, Handel wrote an epic work of great and noble drama, and of thrilling musical inventiveness. He gifted singers with roles of vivid characterization, and the soloists on this disc are some of the finest Handelian interpreters of today, including Christopher Purves, a baritone whose talent for dramatic realization is matched by superb musical craftsmanship, and Sarah Connolly, whose intensely radiant performance of David on this CD confirms her status as one of our most sought-after Handel performers. Robert Murray, Elizabeth Atherton and Joélle Harvey, along with The Sixteen regulars, Mark Dobell, Jeremy Budd and Stuart Young, complete the stellar line-up of soloists on this new recording.