Saturday 6 December 2014

St Michael Le Belfry, York
at 7.00 pm (Ends c. 9.45 pm. Please note the early start.)
Tickets £24 (£22)

Handel: Messiah

Veronika Winter, soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne, alto
Matthew Long, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
conducted by Peter Seymour

Michael & Joseph Haydn

Adoration of the Shepherds (1622) Gerard van Honthorst, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

The diversity of Handel’s music provides one of the great voyages of discovery in early music performance. However, it is always a pleasure to return to the perennial favourite, Messiah, with a performance that will be the musical highlight of the festive period. We combine the energy and skill of our period ensemble Yorkshire Baroque Soloists with an outstanding line up of vocal soloists. Returning to this much loved music with fresh eyes and some rarely heard versions, we will echo Handel’s London performances from the last decade of his life.

‘YBC is a top notch choir, tempos bright & pacy!’ BBC Radio 3

‘YBS - technically immaculate, bringing vitality and vivacity to the score’ Yorkshire Post

In association with York Early Music Christmas Festival

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