Messiah by Candlelight
Instruments of Time and Truth, described on BBC Record Review as 'an absolutely superb band of instrumental soloists', was founded in 2014 by musicians Gabriel Amherst and Judith Evans to provide a platform for international performers resident in and around Oxford, many of whom hold Principal positions with groups such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
A highlight of Oxford’s musical calendar, don’t miss this chance to hear Handel's quintessential Christmas work in the expert hands of the city’s own period-instrument orchestra and world-renowned conductor, Edward Higginbottom. The small but powerful forces of IT&T and the Oxford Consort of Voices whip through the drama of this oratorio with not a musical cliche in sight.
5pm, tickets £25-35
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4BJ
Sat 21 Dec 2019