I heard this played on Classic FM. I'd heard many versions of the Messiah and sung it in various choirs, but found this version sublime. I particularly like the work of Gerald Finley, Michael Schade and the choir. Favourite sections are: `Surely he hath borne', 'Why do the nations....' and `suddenly'. Nice to hear a choir articulate so clearly.
I don't know which CD the other reviewer heard, but this is one of my all time favourite classic recordings.