Hallelujah! Handel’s glorious and much-loved oratorio, Messiah, returns to the magnificent, specially candlelit surroundings of Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 9 December 2023.
Written more than 280 years ago, Messiah remains one of the world’s most popular choral works. When King George II attended its premiere in 1742, he is said to have been so moved by the mighty Hallelujah chorus that he rose to his feet – a tradition that audiences continue today. The oratorio is also packed with other well-known arias and choruses such as For unto us a child is born, All we like sheep, And He shall purify and The trumpets shall sound.
Accompanying the 140 voices of Worcester Festival Choral Society – one of England’s leading choirs of its kind – will be four acclaimed soloists and the superb Meridian Sinfonia Baroque orchestra, all under the baton of Worcester Cathedral's director of music Samuel Hudson.
Don’t miss this perfect musical prelude to the Christmas season!