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Nicholas Kraemer. Photo by Jim Steere.

Handel’s Messiah

English Chamber Orchestra

Sunday 5 December 2021, 18:00

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Handel Messiah


Hilary Cronin soprano*
Tim Mead countertenor
Stuart Jackson tenor*
Matthew Brook bass
The Choir of Royal Holloway
Nicholas Kraemer director/harpsichord

(*change of artist)

The English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Kraemer returns to Cadogan Hall to perform Handel’s oratorio Messiah. The orchestra is joined by the Choir of Royal Holloway and internationally acclaimed soloists, Tim Mead, Stuart Jackson and Matthew Brooks.  The soprano part will now be performed by multi prize-winning singer Hilary Cronin.

First performed in 1742, it has become tradition around the world for Messiah to be performed at both Easter and during the festive season. Messiah is famed for its sublime arias and uplifting choruses such us Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion, The trumpet shall sound, For unto us a child is born, Worthy is the Lamb & Amen and of course the ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus.

NB. Please note start time.

Duration: approx. 2 hours 45 mins (incl. 20-minute interval)

Ticket Information

£47, £37, £27, £15
£100 (premium ticket*)

Concessions: £2 off†
ECO Friends 20% off†
NHS Staff: 10% off† (not available online)
*Premium ticket includes a premium seat, complimentary bubbles on arrival and interval, and concert programme. The ticket also includes a generous contribution to the Charitable Trust of the English Chamber Orchestra. Thank you for your support.
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