Handel's Messiah

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.

The English Concert
The Erebus Ensemble
Tom Morris
director
Christopher Bucknall conductor
Susanna Hurrell soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto
Thomas Walker tenor
Marcus Farnsworth bass

‘…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 felt that way too.’ – The Times (Bristol Old Vic, 2017)

A co-production between The English Concert and the Bristol Old Vic

'A night framed by history': Staged Messiah in review

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.Such conviction was matched only by our newly staged Messiah, a collaboration with director Tom Morris and the Bristol Old...

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