April 12, 2020, 9:00 am

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In 1959, the conductor Sir Eugene Goossens re-orchestrated Handel’s famous oratorio Messiah. He dramatically increased the size of the orchestra and added some new instruments. Recorded for the first and only time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Sir Thomas Beecham, this version has stood as a landmark of the classical catalog for sixty years. Now, Goossens’ rich orchestration is set to reach a contemporary audience thanks to a new recording by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a chorus drawn from the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, under the direction of Jonathan Griffith.