Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs with Capelle Baroque: Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s spectacular and moving choral masterpiece, sung by the Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs with Capelle Baroque, and directed by David Price.

We welcome you to join us in the intimate surroundings of Portsmouth Cathedral, for an authentic performance of Handel’s oratorio by Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs and The Capelle Baroque Orchestra. Conducted by Portsmouth Cathedral’s Director of Music, Dr David Price, this special concert is played with period instruments of the time in which Messiah was composed, giving even more depth to this already moving piece.

This highlight event on the concert calendar returns to the Cathedral after almost a two-year absence. The piece tells the story of the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. First performed in Dublin in 1742 and was an immediate success for Handel, who was already an established composer writing oratorios since 1720. Composed in just 24 days and almost three centuries since its first performance, Handel’s Messiah continues to be one of our most beloved and powerful pieces of choral music.

Centre Nave £22 (£20 concessions). Side Aisles £18 (£16 concessions). Under 16s £5. Visit the ticketing page.

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As well as its regular and special services, Portsmouth Cathedral is home to a number of events and concerts throughout the year, including music and exhibitions.
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