Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Handel's Messiah
Performed by: Fernhurst Choral Society
Time: Saturday, 20 November 2021, at 7:30pm
Place: St Mary’s Church, Petworth
Description: Fernhurst Choral Society will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

This performance is the first of the Society’s 2021-22 concert season following a COVID enforced absence of nearly 2 years. “We believe Messiah is the perfect choice to mark the Society’s triumphant return to public performance. Full of famous tunes, it represents the high point of the 18th century collision of sacred music and opera”, Society Chair, Nigel Roberts said.

Messiah was composed with a scriptural text from the King James Bible and Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin in 1742. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

“Come and hear the choir and four fabulous soloists deliver what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting and joyous performance” said Musical Director, Tim Ravalde.

All audience members will be requested to wear a face covering when in the venue
Tickets: Tickets are available at £15
Available from, the Fernhurst Hub, the Ticket Manager, Tel: 01730 815708 or at the concert door.
Entry is free for NUS cardholders and accompanied under 18s.
Contact: Ticket Manager

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