Messiah from memory
Gloucester Choral Society presents its annual performance of Handel’s The Messiah at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 5 December at 7.30pm.
The concert is always performed around the first week of December and attracts a loyal audience.
Director of Music, Adrian Partington, is urging his choir to put down their music books and sing from memory. “The performance is so much more engaging and exciting when the choir isn’t reading the music from a score,” he commented. “Last year the choir managed to sing three choruses from memory and this year they will sing four. We might manage the lot by 2015!” he quipped.
The Corelli Ensemble and soloists Rebecca Rudge, Hannah Pedley, Peter Wilman and Owen Webb join Gloucester Choral Society for the concert conducted by Adrian Partington. The Messiah is Handel's most famous work and includes the very well-known "Hallelujah Chorus".
Tickets ranging from £5.00 to £20.00 are available from the ticket office on 07729 912876 or online from www.gloucesterchoral.com.