Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Mary's Church
North Bar Within
North Humberside
HU17 8DL


George Frideric HandelMessiah, HWV 56


Eleanor Gregory – Soprano
Joyce Tindsley – contralto
Guy Elliott – Tenor
Stuart O'Hara – Bass
Jeffrey Makinson – Conductor

Beverley Chamber Choir

Programme Note

This Good Friday April 19th marks 20 Years since Beverley Chamber Choir’s first Good Friday concert in St Mary’s Church Beverley. Now under the direction of Jeffrey Makinson the choir will be joined by a professional orchestra drawn from musicians from the North of England, in the intimate setting of St Mary’s Church Beverley, to perform a small scale version of Messiah by Handel.

This Good Friday performance with 35 singers is intended to be very similar to Handel’s original which he oversaw in its first performance at Easter in Dublin 1742.

It is interesting to note that although the Messiah has become a traditionally performed at Christmas, sometimes with hundreds of singers, it was originally composed to be sung at Easter with a small choir and orchestra, it is this experience that Beverley Chamber Choir will re-create on Good Friday 19th April in St Mary’ Church Beverley at 7pm

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