Handel’s ‘Genius and Skill’

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Saturday 7th December 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50, Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

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Saturday 7 December 2019 - 6pm

Approximate finishing time = 8.45pm

Handel - Messiah

Conductor
Cristian Macelaru

Featuring:
Keri Fuge, soprano
Victoria Simmonds, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Owen Mills, tenor
James Platt, bass

Choir:
Hallé Choir

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In 1741, Handel received a libretto from his regular collaborator Charles Jennens. To a friend Jennens confided that he hoped ‘Handel will lay out his whole Genius and Skill upon it … as the subject excels every other subject. The subject is Messiah.’ Composed in just 24 days, its initial reception was lukewarm; however, by the end of his life Handel knew he had composed an enduring masterpiece. With solos such as the heartfelt ‘I Know That My Redeemer Liveth’, the noble ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound’ and the exalted ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, this concert is an essential part of the Hallé’s Christmas. Cristian Macelaru demonstrates his breadth of repertoire as he conducts this work to which he is deeply attached.

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