Hallelujah! Handel’s Messiah to be performed at Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough cathedral choir, youth choir and festival chorus will perform The Messiah.

Peterborough cathedral choir, youth choir and festival chorus will perform The Messiah. - Credit: Archant

Handel’s Messiah, one of the most popular choral works, is to be performed in Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday December 7, by the cathedral choir, youth choir and Festival Chorus.

Directed by Robert Quinney, the choirs will be joined by The Saraband Consort, a London based baroque orchestra who use period instruments that would have been familiar to Handel himself.

The Messiah is perfect for this time of year, beginning with words from the prophet Isaiah, foretelling the coming of the Messiah, then continuing with the announcement of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds.

The famous “Hallelujah chorus” comes at the end of the second part of the piece, as Jesus rises from the dead and is glorified in heaven.

Tickets for the 7.30pm performance cost £18, £15 and £12 (discounts available for under 18s). They are available from Stamford Arts Centre on 01780 763203 and Peterborough Visitor Destination Centre on 01733 452336.


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For more information visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or call 01733 315355.

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