Cooley, Van Doren, Bragle: “spirited advocacy for Handel rarity”

Cooley, Van Doren, Bragle: “spirited advocacy for Handel rarity”

“Thomas Cooley brought a vibrant and forceful tenor to Judas…Cooley was consistently strong of voice and alive to the text—ardent and elegant in “No unhallow’d desire” and delivering a clarion “Sound an alarm!”

Bragle brought a natural ease and nobility to her arias and Van Doren conveyed her solos with a fresh, graceful quality. Van Doren’s deeply expressive rendering of “Ah! wretched, wretched Israel” was a highlight, plumbing a dark vein of feeling, aided by Craig Trompeter’s eloquent cello obbligato.”

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