23 Mar 2019 - 7:30pm

Venue: The Concert Hall
Price: 
£22, under 18s £14

The successful Henley Choral Society has the made the Handel's Messiah its centrepiece for 2019.   Conducted by Peter Asprey, the multi-talented and in demand conductor, chorus master and singer the choir will be joined by a full orchestra and soloists to be announced shortly.

The love affair that classical music audiences have with this oratorio is phenomenal, premiered in Dublin in 1742, it has been performed by choirs across Britain every year since at least 1745.

Handel composed the in 1741 and continued to work on it after its initial performance, finally arriving at the version we know today in 1754.  Impressive solo arias, interspersed with compelling chorus numbers, tell the story of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and final victory over sin and death.