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Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


George Frideric HandelMessiah, HWV 56


Grace Davidson – Soprano
Sarah Connolly – mezzo-soprano
James Gilchrist – Tenor
Christopher Purves – Bass

Tenebrae Choir
English Chamber Orchestra

Programme Note

From 1749 onwards Handel’s Messiah was performed at least once every year for the benefit of the Foundling Hospital. Charles Jennens, who selected the texts for the work, created a narrative telling the story of Christ’s Nativity, Passion, Resurrection and Ascension, prefaced by the voices of the prophets and ending in triumphant fulfilment.

Handel’s Messiah remains an ever-popular work that covers a vast range of emotions, from great tenderness and delicacy, to unbridled joy, to immense majesty and power. Join Tenebrae and a stunning line-up of soloists, accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra, for the perfect start to your Christmas season.

Purchase premium tickets to meet members of the choir and orchestra whilst enjoying an interval reception with festive refreshments.

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