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

Uniting some of Handel’s greatest music with all-star casts, directed by Artistic Director Harry Bicket and with our virtuosic orchestra in full flight, it is an unmissable event. With Ariodante and Rinaldo in most recent seasons, now comes the turn of Semele; a tale of adultery and revenge amongst Gods.The English ConcertHarry Bicket director/harpsichordBrenda Rae SemeleElizabeth...

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Wigmore Hall, London

All three are based on the favourite chorale of the time, Veni redemptor gentium (as translated by Luther). Despite the chorale’s medieval origins, BWV 61 shows the influence of the avant-garde French Ouverture. In BWV 62 he turns to Vivaldian concerti for inspiration, while in BWV 36 the ancient tune is knitted into the very genetic heart of the music. In each case the results are joyous in their...

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St John's Smith Square, London

His skilful crafting of the Messa per il Santíssimo Natale, with double choirs and such variety of colour and texture, is enough to leave us searching the archives for even more treasures.The English ConcertChoir of The English ConcertLaurence Cummings director/organCecilia Osmond sopranoRebecca Outram sopranoHelen Charlston altoNick Pritchard tenorMarcus Farnsworth baritoneScarlatti Messa per il...

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Wigmore Hall, London

Muffat moves his own chess pieces in his quest to unite the styles of France, Italy and Germany, while Bach offers one of his timeless masterpieces. Christian Curnyn returns to direct the orchestra with much-loved repertoire.The English ConcertChristian Curnyn director/harpsichordNadja Zwiener violinTuomo Suni violinHandel Concerto Grosso in D Op.6, No.5 HWV 323Purcell Suite from Dioclesian Z627Bach...

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