Jamie Barton Among Major Winners of BBC Music Magazine Awards

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Rebecca Fay)

The BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced.

The recording of the year went to Purcell’s “King Arthur” with Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce, Carolyn Sampson, Jeremy Budd, James Way, Roderick Williams, and Ashley Riches. The Gabrieli Players, conducted by Paul McCreesh, are featured.

Meanwhile, the Choral Award went to Gabriel Jackson and the The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The recording features Emma Tring, Guy Cutting, the Choir of Merton College, the Oxford, Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia, and Benjamin Nicholas.

The vocal award went to the album Janácek: The Diary of One Who Disappeared; Nursery rhymes; Moravian folk poetry in songs. The album features Nicky Spence, Julius Drake, Václava Housková, and Victoria Samek.

The DVD Award award went to Barber’s “Vanessa” with Emma Bell, Virginie Verrez, Edgaras Montvidas, Rosalind Plowright, and Donnie Ray Albert from the The Glyndebourne Festival.

Finally the BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year went to Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.