Messiah HWV 56
7pm St George’s, Hanover Square
The London Handel Festival’s annual Messiah returns to St George’s Hanover Square this December.
Handel started setting Messiah in 1739, but laid it aside when he decided that he needed something of ‘gayer turn’ for that season – l’Allegro. He returned to Messiah eighteen months later, composing it in twenty-four days in August and September 1741. Since its premiere in Dublin, it has been performed by choirs across the land every year since at least 1745.
This December, Adrian Butterfield will conduct the London Handel Orchestra and choir of St George’s with soloists including international Handel Singing Competition winners,soprano, Hilary Cronin and countertenor, Alexander Chance as well as 2021 finalist, Felix Kemp and 2020 finalist, tenor, Ruairi Bowen.
Messiah | HMV 56 | George Frideric Handel
Conductor Adrian Butterfield
Soprano Hilary Cronin
Countertenor Alexander Chance
Tenor Ruairi Bowen
Baritone Felix Kemp
The Choir of St George’s, Hanover Square
£55, £45, £30, £20, £15 (please note £20 and £15 tickets have restricted views)