Concert - "Le Messie de Haendel"
Saturday 10 December 2022, at 7 PM, St Paul's Anglican Church
The concert will be conducted by Errol Girdlestone, with soloists Elenor Bowers-Jolley (soprano), Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (tenor) et Simon Bailey (bass), and the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Orchestra. First performed in 1742, the Messiah (HWV 56) is an oratorio for choir, soloists and orchestra that remains one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all times. The work contains many well-known arias, breath-taking choruses, and conveys an emotional intensity that still thrills us to this day, more than 250 years after the composer's death. This annual concert, renowned in the region, is one of the essential dates in the calendar of the Principality in the weeks leading up to Christmas.