A British ‘Messiah’ docks in Hamburg

Nigel Short conducts his splendid chamber choir Tenebrae and the Academy of Ancient Music, with an unusually characterful quartet of soloists – soprano Grace Davidson, alto Martha McLorinan, tenor James Gilchrist and baritone Matthew Brook – in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” streamed from a Dec. 18 concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg: