|Richard Egarr & the Academy of Ancient Music|
© Patrick Harrison
Slotted into this is a pair of baroque masterpieces. The group's annual performance of Handel's Messiah is at the Barbican (10/12) with Richard Egarr directing and soloists Ailish Tynan, Tim Mead, Robert Murray and Jonathan Lemalu. And James Gilchrist is the Evangelist and Matthew Rose is Jesus in Bach's St Matthew Passion with soloists Elizabeth Watts, Sarah Connolly, Andrew Kennedy and Christopher Purves (3/4/2015).
Mozart is the focus for a pair of concerts in the new year. The orchestra's found Christopher Hogwood conducts Mozart, with pianist Robert Levin (4/2/2015), and Levin returns to direct an all Mozart programme (including a Mozart arrangement of J.C.Bach) (7/6/2015)