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master class Simon Carrington teaches Handel: Choruses from "Messiah" Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation

Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation

Simon Carrington teaches Handel: Choruses from "Messiah" Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation


Simon Carrington, surrounded by young conductors, breathes a breath of fresh air into Handel's celebrated Messiah.

Simon Carrington is a musician of many talents. Over the course of 25 years, he attained renown as a chorister and co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed and prize-winning British vocal ensemble The King's Singers. Not only is he a great singer, but also a talented double bassist, regularly performing with prestigious British orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic and the Monteverdi Orchestra. In 1994, he settled in the USA, teaching at the Kansas University and the New England Conservatory. In 2003, he started to teach Orchestral Conducting at the Yale School of Music and founded the Yale Schola Cantorum, which he led for six years. He is now at the head of his own choir, The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, and travels the world over to conduct orchestras, and give workshops and masterclasses.

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  • Greg Batsleer | Conductor (Student)
  • Felix Yeung | Conductor (Student)
  • Matthew Hamilton | Conductor (Student)
  • Tom Hammond-Davies | Conductor (Student)


  • George Frideric Handel, Messiah
    • Introduction by Simon Carrington
    • 17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus)
    • 26. All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
    • 24. Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)
    • 46. Since by man came death (chorus)
    • Performance of all four choruses


  • Directed by:
    • Mischa Scorer
  • Venue: The Three Choirs Festival (Three Counties, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2010
  • Recording date: 2010
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min
  • Production: © Masterclass Media Foundation
  • Available version(s): EN
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