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Handel’s Messiah

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Edgarr leaning on a bridge gazing into the middle distance

Revel in a jubilant seasonal classic, Handel’s Messiah, presented here in complete, uncut form by Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music.

Brought to you in true AAM style with a full baroque orchestra, the Choir of AAM, and a glittering array of soloists, Egarr’s incisive, dynamic reading of the world’s most famous oratorio is sure to delight and reward listeners.
A steadfast audience favourite and evergreen musical account of the Nativity of Christ, Handel’s Messiah has enshrined itself in the canon as a holiday tradition, nearly from its first performance in 1742. Join AAM for a rendition close to how listeners would have experienced the masterwork in Handel’s time and elevate your celebration of the season to new heights. 

The performance will finish at approximately 9:30pm. It includes a 20 minute interval.

In association with the London Handel Festival.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm

Barbican Hall