This glorious oratorio is one of the most famous pieces of Baroque choral music and hugely popular with audiences, who traditionally stand during the Hallelujah Chorus, allegedly because King George II stood up during the chorus at the Messiah's debut London performance. No one seems absolutely sure whether or not this really happened, but it's a lovely tradition and one that audiences continue to enjoy.
Cheltenham Bach Choir (conductor: David Crown) is delighted to be performing “Messiah” this December. With a top-class line-up of soloists and period orchestra, this is the perfect way to kick off your Christmas celebrations.
The Musical & Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra
Hannah Davey (soprano)
Feargal Mostyn Williams (counter-tenor)
Daniel Norman (tenor)
Dominic Sedgwick (baritone)
Tickets: £22.50, £20, £15, £10 (students/children £8)
Available from: www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/cheltenham-bach-choir-handel-messiah-301958/
Phone: 0844 576 2210
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QA
Sat 21 Dec 2019