on 10 February 2001
This recording of Handel's Messiah positively radiates. Each of the soloists is worthy of mention, and it is especially wonderful to hear a male alto taking part. The choir sings both energetically and sonorously with a varation of tone that is always appropriate. The orchestra accompanies with precision and easily matches the vitality of the other performers. It is worth every penny: even the liner notes are informative and interesting. Buy it!