Handel – Messiah
Available until 8 May
As part of the Fresh Horizons concert series.
This exclusive performance unites the musical mastery of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin’s Voices with light projections curated by Nina Dunn Studio to create a unique audio-visual experience. The tour-de-force choruses and arias of Handel’s masterpiece oratorio resonate in the Baroque architecture of the church, enhanced by illuminations on the iconic east window.
Handel – Messiah
Carolyn Sampson Soprano
James Way Tenor
Benson Wilson Baritone
St Martin’s Voices
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
With light projections by Nina Dunn Studio
How to watch the online concert
You can watch the performance from 7.30pm on Thursday 8 April and it will be available to watch as many times as you like for the following 30 days. Your access details will be sent to you 24 hours before the performance starts, with full details of how to watch the concert.
Our thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for supporting the Fresh Horizons concert series at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
St Martin’s Voices, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin-in-the-Fields church are closely following government guidance and each concert will adhere accordingly to the latest advice.
Dates, Times & Book
|Thu 08 Apr||7:30 PM||£10||Book|
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