By scchoir at 17:01 on 11/12/12
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Handel's Messiah returns to the Colston Hall this Christmas - almost 120 years to the day since the first Choral Society Messiah at the Hall began an almost unbroken Bristol Christmas tradition.
But don't be fooled - this Messiah may be old, but it's far from old-fashioned: with the immediacy of a performance sung entirely from memory by soloists and choir alike with clarity and articulation of which any chamber choir would be proud, the exquisite and scintillating playing of the period orchestra Music for Awhile and inspired direction of conductor Adrian Partington, this one is special - causing audience members to leave comments such as 'stunning, simply stunning'.
With a distinguished line-up of soloists and 120 years' know-how, Messiah 2012 bids 'Hallelujah'!
Your Christmas starts here....
Saturday 22 December 2012, 7.30pm
Handel - Messiah
Bristol Choral Society
Music for Awhile orchestra
Warwick Cole - Harpsichord
Adrian Partington - Conductor
Mary Nelson (soprano)
James Neville (countertenor)
Daniel Auchincloss (tenor)
Joshua Copeland (baritone)
There will be a retiring collection to support the Lord Mayor of Bristol's Christmas Appeal for Children.
Tickets: £23, £19, £15, £12, £10 (Under 25s £5, Concessions available). Book online at http://tinyurl.com/8oqvdwf or via Colston Hall box office in person, online or by phone (0117 922 3686)
Messiah at Colston Hall Bristol Choral Society 22 December 2012
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2012