Thou Shalt Break Them
from Messiah Reimagined with Kantos Chamber Choir and Collective31
‘The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel’ (Psalm 2).
Counterpoint of sublime and profane. The fleshy and the spectral, set in dialogue, in friction, tangled and diffuse. A duet of bodiless resonance, and the pieces of a potter’s vessel.
Kantos Chamber Choir and Orchestra were directed by Elspeth Slorach.
Movements from Handel's Messiah were interspersed with new electroacoustic works.
Kindly supported by Arts Council England