Handel’s Messiah to be performed in Petworth
Fernhurst Choral Society, under its talented Musical Director Tim Ravalde, will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday 20th November at St Mary’s Church, Petworth.
This performance is the first of the Society’s 2021-22 concert season following a COVID enforced absence of nearly 2 years. “We believe Messiah is the perfect choice to mark the Society’s triumphant return to public performance. Full of famous tunes, it represents the high point of the 18th century collision of sacred music and opera”, Society Chair, Nigel Roberts said.
Messiah was composed with a scriptural text from the King James Bible and Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin in 1742. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.
“Come and hear the choir and four fabulous soloists deliver what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting and joyous performance” said Musical Director, Tim Ravalde.
Tickets are available at £15 from www.fernhurstchoralsociety.org.uk, the Fernhurst Hub, the Ticket Manager, Tel: 01730 815708 or at the concert door.
Entry is free for NUS cardholders and accompanied under 18s.
All audience members will be requested to wear a face covering when in the venue.