Liverpool’s Cathedral Choirs join together for Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Fri 26th, Apr

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Liverpool Cathedral choir joins the choir from the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in a special performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 11 May 2019.

Our Liverpool Cathedral choir will join the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral choir in a special performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 11 May 2019. Starting at 7:30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, the concert will feature over one hundred musicians. The Oratorio will be sung by both cathedral choirs with soloists: Barbara Ruzsics, Soprano; Danielle Thomas, Alto; David Lee, Tenor; and Stuart O’Hara, Bass, accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and under the direction of conductor, Dr Christopher McElroy, Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

This performance is both a celebration of musical excellence and of the close relationship that exists between Liverpool’s two cathedrals.  With its rousing ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus and its sublime solo parts, ‘Messiah’ is regarded as one of the most beloved musical works of all time with the majestic surroundings of the Metropolitan Cathedral offering a spectacular setting for the performance.

Lee Ward, Musical Director of Liverpool Cathedral says, 'The two cathedral choirs’ ‘Messiah’ is rightfully a highlight in Liverpool’s musical calendar.  This work, sung by such a vibrant and young top line, brings it a freshness often missing in other performances.  We always enjoy collaborating with our friends at the Met and are sure this will be a wonderful performance.'

Dr Christopher McElroy, Metropolitan Cathedral Director of Music, who will conduct the concert says, ‘We are very much looking forward to this performance of ‘Messiah’ with our friends from the Anglican Cathedral.  For the first performance of ‘Messiah’ in 1742, Handel drew his chorus from the two Cathedral Choirs of Dublin.  It is wonderful that our two Cathedral’s performance of Messiah will continue in this tradition.’

 

‘Messiah’ Performance details

Date: Saturday 11 May 2019

Time: 7.30 pm

Place: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

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