London Handel Festival – Messiah, Thursday 7 December, St.George’s W1
The London Handel Festival’s annual performance of Messiah is a fixture in the Christmas season. This is one of the best loved and most famous works in the baroque music repertoire, and has an enduring popularity with audiences today. From the intimacy of the Pastoral Symphony to the rousing ‘Hallelujah’ chorus, the piece has great dramatic contrasts and a direct emotional engagement with the listener. It is astonishing that Handel wrote the original version in less than a month.
The performance will take place at St.George’s, Hanover Square in the heart of Mayfair, where Handel worshipped and near where he lived. Simon Williams will conduct the choir of St.George’s and the London Handel Orchestra, led by Adrian Butterfield. We are delighted that our four soloists include three finalists from the 2016 and 2017 Handel Singing Competition, including two outright winners.
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