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December 2016: Handel - Messiah

10th of December, 2016

December 2016: Handel -  Messiah

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December 2016: Handel -  Messiah

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December 2016: Handel -  Messiah

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Handel         Messiah

Worcester Cathedral, 7:30pm

A memorable evening of glorious choral music in the majestic setting of Worcester Cathedral, this is the region's ultimate Christmas concert. 

For 275 years, George Frideric Handel’s compelling and richly varied Messiah has held a unique place in the affections of music lovers across the English speaking world. Its greatest choruses – such as the instantly recognisable Hallelujah chorus and many others – are among the most popular pieces of music ever written. So rousing is the work that, during the London premiere of Messiah in 1743, King George II rose to his feet at the start of the Hallelujah chorus and remained standing until the end; a tradition that is followed around the world today.

Supporting Worcester Festival Choral Society - many of whose members sing in the world-famous Three Choirs Festival - are the Meridian Sinfonia and acclaimed soloists Sarah Fox (soprano), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Vale (tenor) and Quentin Hayes (baritone). Peter Nardone is the conductor. 

 
Previous Concerts
 

A list of all our previous concerts from 1990 onwards can be see here

To see the old flyers from previous concerts click here