Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, 20th March 2012

Photography by David Green; More photos available on Dave’s website and available to purchase on Photobox

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.”

Hackney Singers next concert is Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Saturday 13th October 2012 at St John at Hackney.