Worcester Festival Choral Society in concert – Handel Messiah at Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcestershire, WR1 2LA
Date(s) - 08/12/2018
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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This December is your chance to hear one of the Midlands’ most accomplished choirs, Worcester Festival Choral Society, present Handel’s glorious choral classic, Messiah, in the majestic setting of Worcester Cathedral.
For more than 275 years, George Frideric Handel’s compelling and richly varied Messiah has held a unique place in the affections of music lovers across the world. Its greatest choruses – such as the instantly recognisable Hallelujah and For unto us a Child is Born – are among the most popular pieces of music ever written. During the London premiere of Messiah in 1743, a moved King George II is said to have risen to his feet during the Hallelujah – a tradition that is continued around the world today.
Performing with the 150 voices of Worcester Festival Choral Society – many of whom are selected to sing in the annual Three Choirs Festival chorus – will be the Meridian Sinfonia and acclaimed soloists. Worcester Cathedral Director of Music, Dr Peter Nardone, conducts. Tickets £10 – £25 (some concessions available) from www.worcesterfestivalchoralsociety.org.uk and Worcester Live Box Office, tel: 01905 611427.
: 01905 611427