Last week we were deeply saddened to hear of the death of soprano Judith Nelson.
Judith was a longstanding AAM collaborator, and thankfully her singing is immortalised on a range of recordings – including Purcell’s complete Theatre Music as well as oratorios, operas and cantatas by Handel.
Perhaps her most famous appearance was in our 1980 recording of Messiah, in which she sang alongside Emma Kirkby. Here is Judith performing ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth’.
“I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though worms destroy my body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.”