At the Royal Festival Hall, the Mozart Festival Orchestra under Hilary Davan Wetton recaptures this mood in its Christmas performance of Handel's great oratorio Messiah. Soloists are the soprano Jennifer France, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, tenor Nick Pritchard and bass George Humphreys, also in 18th-century attire, with the City of London Choir, on a stage bathed in candle-light.
Handel's Messiah tells the story of Christ, from the prophesy of his birth, the Nativity, through to his crucifixion and resurrection. It includes wonderfully colourful and profound arias and stirring choruses. The Mozart Festival Orchestra's is one of several notable performances in London this Christmas. See others below, and click here for the Culture Whisper guide to Messiah.
|What||Handel's Messiah by Candlelight, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 15 Dec 17, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£16.50 - £48.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|