Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

16 December
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street

The Sheldonian Theatre Ceiling

About Handel’s Messiah with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

2020 gave us a taste of the unthinkable: a Christmas without Handel’s most festive oratorio, Messiah.

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.

It has held audiences awestruck for nearly three centuries – a towering and inspired creation for soloists, chorus and orchestra that still brings audiences to their feet.

Steven Grahl of Christ Church conducts the orchestra and his own Schola Cantorum of Oxford in a performance of Messiah that will surely be extra special after all that we’ve been through.

Messiah, HWV 56

Rhian Lois soprano
Stephanie Wake-Edwards mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray tenor
Peter Harvey bass

Schola Cantorum of Oxford

Steven Grahl conductor

Ticket Information

£54 / £40 / £30 / £18 / Students from £5

Doors open at 6.30pm ready for a 7.00pm start.

Latecomers will be permitted at an appropriate point in the performance