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Handel: Messiah – Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£5 – £40

Handel’s Messiah lies at the very heart of Christmas musical festivities. The oratorio follows Christ’s life from the prophecies of the Old Testament through to his birth, passion and resurrection, and the final conquest of sin with the promise of eternal life. Handel uses his consummate skill as an opera composer to inject vivid colour and intense drama into his score. First heard in 1741, it remains just as popular today as it did in Dublin nearly 300 years ago. Arias of mesmerising beauty and triumphant courage sit alongside virtuoso choruses of stunning power – including the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.

This concert continues the acclaimed collaboration between the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford and the world famous Academy of Ancient Music, a combination of the finest choral singing and an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music.  Previous performances of Messiah in this collaboration, also with star-studded lineups of soloists, have sold out months before the event and early booking is advised.

Choir and orchestra are conducted by Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen’s College, hailed as ‘one of the most energetic and persuasive voices’ in this field.

Julia Doyle   soprano

Esther Brazil   mezzo-soprano

Nick Pritchard   tenor

Ashley Riches   bass-baritone

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford

Academy of Ancient Music

Owen Rees   director

Details

Date:
Friday, December 1, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£5 – £40
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/choirofthequeenscollegeoxford/1002448

Venue

Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ Oxford
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