US manager Norman Miller revives 'Young Messiah' musical

'YOUNG MESSIAH', an update of Handel's 'Messiah' originally recorded in the 1970's with a secular cast, has been revived by Norman Miller. Miller, husband of Scottish gospel star Sheila Walsh, always liked the musical, and has decided to re-record it with an all-Christian line-up, using the massive choir of the church that he and Sheila attended.

Leading roles have been given to Walsh, Russ Taff and members of White Heart. Phil Driscoll both sings and plays trumpet on the final track, "The Trumpet Will Sound". The album will be released in the UK on May 1, and a video will also be available. At present talks are at their early stages with the BBC about the possibility of recording a live performance of the work in London, for transmission on Easter Saturday, 1991. CR

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