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The Magic of Elijah

THE MAGIC OF MENDELSSOHN – AND HIS 1846 MASTERPIECE First heard at the 1846 Birmingham Festival, Elijah was alleged to have been accorded at its first hearing the greatest reception in all musical history. The enthusiastic manner of those present … Continue reading

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Messiah Memories

by Simon Lindley It remains one of life’s profound mysteries that Messiah is widely regarded as the sacred work to perform during, or even slightly before, Advent in preparation for Christmas. But that is how things are! A comparatively small … Continue reading

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Musicians Muster for Centenary

Musicians from all over the North of England and further afield head for Sheffield on Saturday 23 November, the weekend of the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh in 1913, for a gala concert of British Music … Continue reading

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