Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Messiah
Performed by: Hanover Band
Time: Friday, 7 December 2018, at 7:30pm
Place: St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton
Description: Featuring some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK, the goal of the Hanover Band is to give audiences a feeling for what earlier music actually sounded like when heard in favourable circumstances. With their gutsy playing ‘stripping decades of varnish from the score,’ as the Times says, Handel’s ever-popular Messiah will sound fresh and new.

George Frederic Handel composed Messiah in just 24 days. It is a carefully crafted masterpiece with a text by Charles Jennens in three parts. The final movement in part II, the Hallelujah Chorus, has been called the most well-known single item of classical music. When King George II stood during the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus, he started a tradition that is still continued today.

Andrew Arthur conductor, The Hanover Band Chorus, & soloists Erica Eloff soprano, Timothy Morgan alto, Bradley Smith tenor & Edward Grint bass.
Tickets: From £19 to £40 from or by phone 03336663366
Contact: Alison Wilkinson

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