Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Messiah

Tickets £5 - £54, can be booked via the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra website.

Handel Messiah, HWV 56

Harriet Burns soprano
Rebecca Leggett mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
James Atkinson baritone
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Steven Grahl conductor

Even for a composer who tended to work quickly, Handel found himself in the grip of total inspiration when he came to write Messiah in the summer of 1741. ‘The power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration, and the variety of invention continue to astonish,’ concluded the late Handel scholar Clifford Bartlett. Generations have concurred, and Messiah has held audiences awestruck for three centuries. In the striking architecture of the Olivier Hall at St Edward’s School, Steven Grahl of Christ Church conducts the orchestra and his own choir in a performance of Messiah – a Christmas essential not to be missed.