The English Concert
Harry Bicket conductor/harpsichord
Tom Morris director
Julia Doyle soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Brindley Sherratt bass
Performances at Bristol Old Vic: 6-9 April 2017
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The Apostles are desolate at the loss of their charismatic leader, with their faith put to the ultimate test. Yet from the depths of such despair comes renewed conviction: theirs is a mission to redeem the world by sharing the news of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity.
In collaboration with the Bristol old Vic and director Tom Morris (The Crucible) emerges a powerfully dramatized and accessible account of Handel’s profound religious masterpiece Messiah.
In this new staging, The English Concert, under Artistic Director Harry Bicket, delves into the dramatic core of Handel’s vision alongside Julia Doyle, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott and Brindley Sherratt.
Destined, albeit controversially, for the 18th-century theatre instead of the church, we invite you to experience Handel’s most famous oratorio in one of its originally intended venues.
A co-production between The English Concert and the Bristol Old Vic
Kindly supported by The John S Cohen Foundation