Handel Messiah 2023

£32, £27, £21, £17, £10 (unreserved)
£1.50 Booking Fee included

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01227 457568
Festival House, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA

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Handel Messiah

Handel’s Messiah is unquestionably the most enduringly popular choral work of all time and one which Canterbury Choral Society has performed with power and conviction for many years. They will be joined by four soloists, all established names in the field of early music, and the famous Hanover Band, specialising in performing on period instruments from the 18th Century.
Pharon IFA sponsors Canterbury Choral Society

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Read BBC Bitesize revision notes on Handel Messiah

The Hanover Band

The orchestra comprises some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK. They are considered to be some of the best in their field. Formed in London by Caroline Brown in March 1980, it has an international reputation for the excellence of its performances and recordings of 18th and 19th-century music. It performs, records and undertakes education work regularly in the UK and has toured throughout Europe, USA (East and West) Canada and Mexico, appearing in prestigious festivals and venues such as the Haydnfest, Eisenstadt Austria, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, Berlin Philharmoniesaal, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, London (BBC Proms), Usher Hall, Edinburgh and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center New York, Harvard, Princeton Universities and UCLA Los Angeles, USA. The orchestra’s list of directors over previous years reads like a Who’s Who of period instrument interpretation: Monica Huggett, Sir Charles Mackerras, Roy Goodman, Anthony Halstead, Nicholas McGegan, Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Nicholas Kraemer, Paul Brough, Andrew Arthur, Benjamin Bayl and Mahan Esfahani.The Hanover Band Chorus who regularly works with the Band is comprised of leading choral specialists, who are actively working in the early music world.
Read more on thehanoverband.com

The Hanover Band performs Handel Messiah with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral

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