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The Crucifixion

Andrew Kennedy / Neal Davies / Darius Battiwalla

The Crucifixion

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212017623
Catnr: SIGCD 176
Release date: 01 November 2009
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Signum Classics
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0635212017623
Catalogue number
SIGCD 176
Release date
01 November 2009
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Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society has long been a major part of the town’s vibrant musical tradition. Under a succession of distinguished principal condutors and chorus masters it has developed an international reputation as the UK’s leading choral society. Although enjoying a close working relationship with any leading professional orchestras and conductors, the Society is a independent and self-governing amateur choir, drawing talented singers from a wide area across Yokshire and the north of England.

“The Crucifixion is a work of its time, but a performance as good as this one shows that its expressive quality is timeless.” - The Daily Telegraph ****

“This style of performance by the Huddersfield Choral Society under Joseph Cullen’s highly sensitive direction provides a vital instance of how The Crucifixion was conceived – that is, to be sung with romantic, emotional conviction, by a choir that revels in the sound of rich, chromatic harmony.” - The Gramophone

“this is an excellent recording wholeheartedly recommended.” - John Brunning, Classic FM

Tijdloze uitvoering van The Crucifixion door vooraanstaand amateurkoor
The Crucifixion uit 1886-1887 is misschien wel het enige tastbare muzikale erfgoed van John Stainer. Het moest een werk worden wat niet te veeleisend was voor het gemiddelde dorpskoor en wat ook direct het publiek zou boeien. Uit de immense populariteit van het werk blijkt dat Stainer in dat laatste duidelijk geslaagd is. De structuur van The Crucifixion is geïnspireerd door die van de Passies van Johann Sebastian Bach. In tegenstelling tot de Passies is er geen orkest dat extra pit toevoegt aan het drama of de begeleiding van licht en schaduw voorziet. Het is te danken aan Stainers spaarzaamheid wat betreft de bezetting en zijn bedreven stijl van componeren voor het orgel dat luisteraars zich nauwelijks bewust zijn van het feit dat de zangers door slechts één instrument worden begeleid.

De Huddersfield Choral Society, opgericht in 1836, is sinds lange tijd een belangrijk onderdeel van de levendige muzikale traditie van de stad. Het koor heeft zich onder opeenvolgende onderscheidende chef-dirigenten en koormeesters ontwikkeld tot het vooraanstaande koorgezelschap van het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Ook al genieten ze een nauwe betrekking met professionele orkesten en koren, de vereniging is vooral een onafhankelijk en zelfbesturend amateurkoor, dat getalenteerde zangers uit een breed gebied aantrekt.

The Daily Telegraph schreef over dit album: “The Crucifixion is a work of its time, but a performance as good as this one shows that its expressive quality is timeless.”

Artist(s)

Neal Davies (bass)

Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London and the RAM, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Neal Davies appears with the Royal Opera, the English National Opera, the Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera de Montreal, Opera de Marseille, the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and regularly with the Welsh National Opera; in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic ( Jansons), BBCSO (Boulez), Cleveland and Philharmonia Orchestras (Dohnanyi), COE (Harnoncourt), OAE (Brüggen), Gabrieli Consort (McCreesh), the Hallé (Elder), Les Arts Florissants (Christie) and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Harding). He appears regularly at the Edinburgh Festival and has recorded for the major labels. Engagements include Don Alfonso for the Welsh National...
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Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London and the RAM, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Neal Davies appears with the Royal Opera, the English National Opera, the Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera de Montreal, Opera de Marseille, the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and regularly with the Welsh National Opera; in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic ( Jansons), BBCSO (Boulez), Cleveland and Philharmonia Orchestras (Dohnanyi), COE (Harnoncourt), OAE (Brüggen), Gabrieli Consort (McCreesh), the Hallé (Elder), Les Arts Florissants (Christie) and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Harding). He appears regularly at the Edinburgh Festival and has recorded for the major labels. Engagements include Don Alfonso for the Welsh National Opera, a tour of Jephtha with Les Arts Florissants, Death of Klinghoffer with the English National Opera, and Charpentier’s David et Jonathas with the Aix-en-Provence Festival and William Christie.

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Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Andrew Kennedy studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he performed many solo principal roles. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. Operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Jaquino Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival) and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera);...
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Andrew Kennedy studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he performed many solo principal roles. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. Operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Jaquino Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival) and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera); Nemorino L’elisir d’amore (Opera North) and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress (La Scala). Concert engagements include Jaquino Fidelio, Francesco Benvenuto Cellini and Mozart Requiem for the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (all recorded for the LSO Live CD label) and Novice Billy Budd (LSO/Harding, recorded on EMI/Virgin Classics). Equally passionate about song repertoire, Andrew gives numerous recitals in Europe and the UK and appears regularly with the pianists Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles Iain Burnside and Malcolm Martineau. Andrew’s fast growing discography includes four solo albums (‘Strauss Songs’ with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion; ‘On Wenlock Edge’ with the Dante Quartet/Simon Crawford Philips for Signum Classics; ‘The Dark Pastoral’ with Julius Drake and Simon Russell Beale for Altara Classics and ‘The Curlew’ with Simon Lepper for Landor Records) and two shared recital discs (‘On Buying A Horse’ and a recording of Liszt songs both with Iain Burnside for Signum Classics). Andrew has recently released his first orchestral album of Gluck, Berlioz and Mozart arias for Signum Classics
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Huddersfield Choral Society

Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society has developed an international reputation as one of the UK's leading choral societies.  The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including its annual performances of Messiah. The choir also performs in other major concert venues in the UK and abroad, it regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.
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Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society has developed an international reputation as one of the UK's leading choral societies.

The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including its annual performances of Messiah. The choir also performs in other major concert venues in the UK and abroad, it regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.


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Joseph Cullen (conductor)

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01.
And They Came To A Place Named Gethsemane
01:25
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
02.
The Agony
06:32
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
03.
Processional To Calvary
09:30
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
04.
And When They Were Come
01:04
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
05.
The Mystery Of The Divine Humiliation
02:26
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
06.
He Made Himself Of No Reputation
01:20
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
07.
The Majesty Of The Divine Humiliation
04:01
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
08.
And As Moses Lifted Up The Serpent
01:17
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
09.
God So Loved The World
03:18
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
10.
Litany Of The Passion
04:01
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
11.
Jesus Said, 'Father, Forgive Them'
00:47
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
12.
So Thou Liftest Thy Divine Petition
04:34
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
13.
The Mystery Of Intercession
04:34
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
14.
And One Of The Malefactors
02:36
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
15.
The Adoration Of The Crucified
01:31
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
16.
When Jesus Therefore Saw His Mother
02:52
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
17.
Is It Nothing To You?
01:08
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
18.
The Appeal Of The Crucified
05:03
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
19.
After This, Jesus Knowing That All
02:13
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
20.
For The Love Of Jesus
02:07
(John Stainer) Andrew Kennedy, Neal Davies, Darius Battiwalla, Huddersfield Choral Society
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