Saturday 15th December, at 7.30pm, Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
Bristol Choral Society
Hilary Campbell Conductor
Lucy De Butts Soprano
Anna Harvey Alto
Christopher Bowen Tenor
Handel composed his most famous piece in 1741, continuing to work on it after its initial performance, to arrive at the version we know today in 1754. It tells the story of Jesus’s birth, life, death, resurrection and victory over sin and death, through impressive solo arias interspersed with compelling choruses.
Since the 1740s Messiah has been sung annually by many choirs and remains one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.