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” 

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