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Arguably the most famous oratorio ever written and certainly Handel’s best known work, Messiah needs little introduction.

Composed in a staggering twenty-four days Messiah was first performed in Dublin in 1742 where it received a rapturous welcome. Not so the following year when it premiered in London to a distinctly hostile reception. It wasn’t until Messiah began to be presented in charity performances at the Foundling Hospital in London that the public started to embrace the work we now regard as Handel’s greatest composition.

 

PROGRAMME

  • Handel

    Messiah

PERFORMERS

  • The Sixteen choir & orchestra
  • Harry Christophers conductor
  • Hilary Cronin soprano
  • Hugh Cutting countertenor
  • Nick Pritchard tenor
  • James Newby baritone

Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Venue details

St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JH

Box Office: 020 7766 1100

St Martin-in-the-Fields is an architectural jewel sitting at the corner of one of the world’s most famous squares.

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