An innovative, swinging and up-to-date performance of the Messiah!
This performance of Georg Friedrich Händel’s famous oratorio from 1741 is totally non-conformist but shows great respect for the original composition and is entirely in accordance with Händel’s own working methods. With an ensemble and sound presentation in mind, this versatile baroque composer was inspired by the craftsmanship and expression of the soloists. He often rewrote his own works if the performance called for it, and he was open to change, new ideas and styles.
BOI AKIH performs a completely unique version of this masterpiece, with their personal musical idiom and an unusual line-up of guitar, viola, kora and vocals. The idiosyncratic combination of stringed instruments forms a wonderful entity. Over this Monica Akihary’s flexible and warm voice infuses the classical lyrics with new eloquence.