Messiah from Bristol Old Vic - In Cinemas March 28 for one night only

Messiah as you have never seen it before comes to a cinema near you on Wednesday 28th March 2018 for one night only

Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this acclaimed dramatisation of Handel’s masterpiece from Bristol Old Vic provides a rare chance to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses, beautifully performed by The English Concert, the Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists.

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★★★★★ REVIEWS HUB
"On opening night, The English Concert orchestra more than prove their credentials as one of Europe’s leading Baroque orchestras; under the baton of Harry Bicket the orchestra was both dramatically energetic and sensitive in their interpretation." 

★★★★★ STAGE TALK MAGAZINE
“The very building seemed to glow and sigh with delighted recognition at the playing of this Baroque ensemble”

★★★★ THE TIMES
“Refreshingly direct and impactful”

★★★★★ CLASSICAL SOURCE
"a consummate piece of musical acting” 

Season Highlights
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Barbican, London

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues their Handel opera-in-concert series with Rinaldo.

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

‘…refreshingly direct and impactful, with The English Concert, nestled either side of the stage, and its director Harry Bicket lending classy baroque accompaniment. Morris cleverly uses the 18th‐century auditorium’s intimacy and dry acoustic to draw us in; I felt an active part of the events unfolding in front, above and around me. Perhaps the cheers and whoops at the end suggested others...

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Kings Place, London

The English Concert return for their second performance this season at Kings Place in the company of their new Principal Guest Director Kristian Bezuidenhout.

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea with the one of the world’s greatest countertenors Andreas Scholl, featuring celebratory music from two of England’s finest exports, Purcell and Handel.

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