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Messiah at Dorchester Abbey – Review

We are delighted with our latest review of our Dorchester Abbey performance of The Messiah in the Daily Info. Here are some excerpts:

“Conductor John Lubbock is a whirlwind of energy on and off the podium, a general leading from the front. He has a razor-sharp knack for unearthing quality young soloists.”

“John Lubbock conducted without a baton but with emphatic, even flamboyant gestures; a human dynamo stretching out expansively, as it were a shepherd for the ‘All we like sheep’. Earlier he thrust both arms skyward on ‘Arise, shine’, a latter-day Moses standing on the banks of the Red Sea and commanding its waters to part. Such energy and belief cannot fail to inspire the musicians around him.”

Read the full review here.

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