Handel's Messiah

International Concert Series



Thursday, 29 March, 2018 7:30PM
The Bridgewater Hall

<h6><b>Handel's Messiah</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>







The English Concert | The Erebus Ensemble | Tom Morris theatre director | Christopher Bucknall conductor/keyboard | Susanna Hurrell soprano | Catherine Wyn-Rogers contralto | Thomas Walker tenor | Marcus Farnsworth bass

Handel Messiah (semi-staged) (135' including interval of 20 mins)


Tickets: £42.50 - £17.50
Concessions available until 29 February 2018.
£7.50 student standby tickets available on the day.

(All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee)



Inspired by its earliest performances, including its Dublin première in April 1742, this semi-staging of Handel’s religious masterpiece explores the work’s dramatic heart, taking as its starting-point the bereaved community of a messianic leader as they struggle to keep their faith.

This acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production, directed by Tom Morris, is now restaged for The Bridgewater Hall in this visually compelling and powerfully dramatic performance. Don't miss this opportunity to rediscover the intense spirituality of Messiah's many well-known arias and choruses.

Messiah is a Bristol Old Vic and The English Concert co-production with The Erebus Ensemble, originally conceived as part of the 2013 Bristol Proms.

Audience reaction to the production:

"This was probably the most memorable version of Messiah I have ever seen."

"An incredible piece of theatre. I have never seen Messiah performed like that before. It brought it to life and gave me goosebumps. Absolutely inspirational!!"

"We thought it was extraordinary and exceptional; in fact every other superlative you can think of. We can't stop talking about it."

"One of the most moving and deeply affecting experiences I have ever had in either a theatre or a concert hall."