City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society: Handel's Messiah Parts II and III

By Rosemary Mitchell - Posted on 07 May 2017

Event details
The Usher Hall
Telephone (box office): 
0131 228 1155

Handel's Messiah, written in 1741 at an inspired pace, was an immediate success and has remained consistently popular. Parts II and III set biblical texts to tell the story of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, his resurrection and his heavenly reign. The famous Hallelujah! is just one example of choral splendour, alternating with solo arias which play their part in bringing the text to glorious life.

Libby Crabtree Soprano
Catherine Backhouse Mezzo-soprano
Michael Towers Tenor
Quentin Brown Bass

Philip Coad Conductor

£15 and £13, under 18s free