7 April 2022
St George’s Bristol
Great George Street
Experience Handel’s Messiah from the inside out. Perhaps you have never heard this incredible work performed live before, or perhaps you’re returning to it as a much-loved favourite. Either way, do join us for a fresh and experimental take on Handel’s masterpiece with an immersive performance enhanced by atmospheric image projection and creative lighting design to make the work more accessible.
St George’s Bristol welcomes the acclaimed Fitzhardinge Consort and specialist baroque ensemble Corelli Orchestra for the first time. The programme will focus on Parts Two and Three, which relate to Easter specifically, thus making the concert experience a manageable two hours, but still including the well-loved movements such as ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth’ and the famous ‘Hallelujah!’ chorus. We will utilise the big screen at St George’s to relay the words of the pieces as they are being sung, along with images of Handel and of the original score in his own handwriting, and other imaginative insights into Handel’s world and Georgian London to help bring the work to life.