AAM Concerts

Handel’s Messiah
AAM returns to the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford for an annual performance with Choir of The Queen's College.

Handel's Messiah lies at the very heart of Christmas musical festivities. The oratorio follows Christ's life from the prophecies of the Old Testament through to his birth, passion and resurrection, and the final conquest of sin with the promise of eternal life. Handel uses his consummate skill as an opera composer to inject vivid colour and intense drama into his score. First heard in 1741, it remains just as popular today as it did in Dublin nearly 300 years ago. Arias of mesmerising beauty and triumphant courage sit alongside virtuoso choruses of stunning power - including the famous 'Hallelujah Chorus'.

This concert continues the acclaimed collaboration between the Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford and the world famous Academy of Ancient Music, a combination of the finest choral singing and an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music.  Previous performances of Messiah in this collaboration, also with star-studded lineups of soloists, have sold out months before the event and early booking is advised.

Choir and orchestra are conducted by Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen's College, hailed as 'one of the most energetic and persuasive voices’ in this field.

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Fri 1 Dec
 | 7.00pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Oxford
Tickets: 
£40 – £5
Programme
Handel
Messiah
Performers
Julia Doyle
soprano
Esther Brazil
mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard
tenor
Ashley Riches
bass-baritone
Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Owen Rees
director
Julia Doyle
Esther Brazil
Nick Pritchard
Ashley Riches
Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Owen Rees
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