By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
There Hereford Choral Society gave a performance of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight in Hereford Cathedral. The soloists were Lorena Paz Nieto, soprano; Jess Dandy, mezzo; Ruari Bowen, Tenor; Malachy Frame, Bass. The orchestra was Marches Baroque led by Sharon Lindo and conducted by Geraint Bowen, the Director of Music at the Cathedral.
The evening was kindly sponsored by the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity. Thank you.
The whole performance was very good but the arias that included the solo violin were on an even high plain of beauty.