Update – 1 November – following recent advice from the UK government, we do not yet know if we can proceed with this event as a live performance. We will update this page in due course.
Our annual performance of Messiah is different this year. Join us in a carefully managed socially-distanced arrangement of the church where Laurence Cummings will lead four star soloists, all past finalists from the Handel Singing Competition, and the London Handel Orchestra in a live performance in front of a small audience. The choruses have been prepared and pre-recorded by 7 choirs, including singers from around the world in a specially-formed Sing-At-Home Choir.
The ‘live’ blends with the ‘virtual’ as the audio of the pre-recorded choruses is transmitted into the performance via speakers. The whole event, including the audio and video of the pre-recorded choruses, will be livestreamed for global audiences to enjoy. This will prove to be a very special event marking a first for the London Handel Festival, and possibly a first in the world, for a combined live and digital performance of Messiah.
JOANNE LUNN soprano
HELEN CHARLSTON mezzo-soprano
WILLIAM WALLACE tenor
TIMOTHY NELSON bass-baritone
LAURENCE CUMMINGS conductor
LONDON HANDEL ORCHESTRA
RODOLFUS FOUNDATION CHOIR
NORTH LONDON CHORUS & FINCHLEY CHORAL SOCIETY
HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY
PIMLICO MUSICAL FOUNDATION & TIFFIN BOYS CHOIR
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON CHOIR
CHOIR OF ST GEORGE’S, HANOVER SQUARE
This event is advanced booking only
We are implementing Covid-19 safe arrangements for our audiences based on current government guidance and following robust risk assessment. It is vital, for your own health and safety and that of others, that you adhere to the arrangements that have been put in place and can be viewed here.
The UK Government and the NHS have recently released guidelines on how businesses should maintain records of visitors to their venues in order to support the NHS Test and Trace Service in England. As part of the booking process you will be asked to give an up to date telephone number on which you can be contacted for Test and Trace purposes.
Please book your seats in household/support bubbles of 1, 2 up to a maximum of 3 people.