"Messiah is arguably Handel's most famous work, and has been recorded countless times. Owen Burdick and the Trinity Choir and Orchestra have made a recording that brilliantly captures the drama and piercing beauty of the oratorio. The soloists are drawn from the choir, and their strong, young voices are excellent. Burdick favors a light touch and snappy tempos that underscore the work's more Italianate flavors, especially in the Christmas section. Fear not -- this performance never lacks muscle, and the grand choruses are magnificent."
- Craig Zeichner CDNow (10 Essential Handel Albums)