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Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

11 December 2023 @ 7.00pm

St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 7NN
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01865 319204
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Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

About Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Handel Messiah, HWV 56

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

‘I did think I did see all Heaven before me,’ wrote Handel as he finished Messiah. 

It is not hard to hear why. Part German Passion, part English Anthem, part Italian Opera, Messiah changed the landscape of vocal music in Britain from the moment it was first performed in 1742

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 with its biblical stories and reflections on redemption and love.

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.


Tickets

£5.00 – £48.00

Please see important ticketing information below.


Ticketing information

Prices:

Standard ticket – Price band A (£54.00), Price band B (£40.00), Price band C (£30.00), Price band D (£18.00)

Student tickets – Price band A (£49.00), Price band B (£35.00), Price band C (£25.00), Price band D (£5.00)

Under 18 tickets – Price band A (£49.00), Price band B (£35.00), Price band C (£25.00), Price band D (£5.00)

Maximum 9 tickets per order for this event 

If you are booking a wheelchair ticket or have access requirements, including difficulty climbing stairs, please call the box office on 01865 980980 between 9.00am and 5.00pm from Monday to Friday.

Duration: 135 minutes
Doors open at 6.30pm, ready for a 7.00pm start.