We are very excited to welcome audiences from across the globe to our performance of Messiah Reimagined on 5 April (Easter Monday). This is a truly international collaboration to celebrate this enduring work with wonderful singers participating in the ‘Sing At Home’ chorus plus fifteen choirs based in the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada. In total 500 singers from 16 countries across 5 continents are taking part.
Not forgetting a stellar line-up of soloists, all Handel Singing Competition alumni – Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Nathan Vale and Edward Grint. Once again, Laurence Cummings directs the live performance with the soloists and the London Handel Orchestra from St George’s, Hanover Square, Handel’s church.
We hope you will be able to join us for this amazing blend of live music and digitally recorded choruses, and with a fantastic technical team behind the scenes Mr Handel would surely have been proud of this pioneering presentation.
We hope you enjoy the performance. Please let us know where you are watching from and post your comments and feedback.
The programme for the Easter Monday performance of Messiah Reimagined on 5 April is available to download here.
We are repeating Messiah Reimagined in December 2021 (exact date and details to be confirmed). If you are an amateur singer, perhaps you might like to join our ‘Sing at Home’ chorus? For Easter Monday, we had over 180 singers from 16 countries across five continents join us to sing three choruses from the work. There is an affordable joining fee, and you will receive special downloadable rehearsals prepared by Laurence Cummings, backing tracks with the London Handel Orchestra and sung chorus parts with your own voice part prominently featured, and the opportunity to join an international online community of like-minded enthusiasts through our regular Zoom events and insight sessions. You do not need to be an experienced singer, and you can rehearse in your own time. Bookings for the December ‘Sing at Home’ chorus will open later this year. If you would like to pre-register your interest, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to make available the first City of London School / London Handel Festival Teaching Resource for schools. A resource pack for teachers, prepared by the City of London School, on the Messiah: ‘Pifa’ is available to download here
The accompanying class worksheet is also available to download here
We aim to make more teaching resources available and create a resource library for children and adult learning on Handel and his work.