Top names return for Musical Society’s Messiah

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Buxton Musical Society promises a stunning array of soloists for a performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Local companies and organisations such as The Bingham Trust, Tarmac and The Osborne Group have helped towards the financial cost of getting some big names to town.

Some readers may have seen the bass soloist Marcus Farnsworth taking the lead role of Eddy in Mark Anthony Turnage’s ‘Greek’ in the 2011 Festival or in this year’s televised BBC Prom performance of ‘Yeomen of the Guard’.

The countertenor David Gould has made more than 100 CD recordings and appeared with most of the country’s leading early music vocal groups including the Hilliard Ensemble, The Sixteen, the Tallis Scholars and the King’s Consortl. To sing the soprano role the society welcomes back Helen Groves who sang with the Society in Judas Maccabeus last season.

The concert is on Sunday 25 November 2012 at 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Buxton and will be conducted by Michael Williams.

Tickets are available from Buxton Opera House Box Office – 0845 127 2190, online: or on the door.