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Handel's Messiah

Concerts On Demand

Rowan Pierce and Iestyn Davies standing in front of a Barbican tower

This concert will be available to watch On Demand while we can’t be with you in person. Click to buy, and your stream will be available to watch for 48 hours.

The full baroque orchestra and choir of the Academy of Ancient Music are joined by a glittering array of soloists for Handel's evergreen musical account of the birth of Christ. A steadfast audience favourite thanks to uplifting and rousing choruses such as 'Hallelujah' and 'For unto us a child is born', the Messiah has enshrined itself in the canon as a holiday tradition, and Richard Egarr’s incisive, dynamic reading is sure to delight and reward.

Approximate running time: 168 mins

Co-produced by the Barbican and Academy of Ancient Music

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