An Easter performance of Handel’s masterpiece, by a 300-strong choir uniting voices from North and South London.
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is often performed during the Christmas season, but this thought-provoking work was originally an Easter offering, first performed at Musick Hall in Dublin on 13th April 1742 to a grand audience of 700.
Dan Ludford-Thomas conducted a combined choir from the Hackney Singers and Lewisham Choral Society, with the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists Helen Meyerhoff (soprano), Timothy Travers-Brown (alto), John McMunn (tenor) and Philip Tebb (bass).
“What a fabulous evening”
“The word on the street is ‘really moving'”
“You should all be really proud of the event and yourselves – absolutely fabulous evening.”