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Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard


George Frideric HandelMessiah, HWV 56


Christopher Allsop – Conductor
Hannah Grove – Soprano
Kate Symonds-Joy – Alto
Ben Thapa – Tenor
James Cleverton – Bass

Worcester Festival Choral Society
Meridian Sinfonia

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Programme Note

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

Worcester Festival Choral Society performing at Worcester Cathedral

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