Portsmouth Cathedral music events: Handel’s Messiah – Early Music, Evolved

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.

The event has become a highlight in the local and regional music calendar and helps keep our musical reputation to the fore locally and nationally. The concert is also a huge boost for choir morale and as an educational experience for our young singers. As has become our tradition, our soloists will come from amongst our Choristers (Treble/Soprano) , Ben Irving-Capel (alto), William Collison (Tenor), and James Lomas (Bass).

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.

Tickets from £5.00-£25.00.

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