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Handel’s Messiah

An annual tradition - our Festive performance of Handel's Messiah as part of St John's Smith Square's 34th Christmas Festival.
London, St John's Smith Square £25 - £65 Book now
Handel Messiah
Polyphony
Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Neal Davies bass
Stephen Layton conductor

Christmas without Messiah? Not possible! But this is no ordinary Messiah…

Join Polyphony’s “radiant young voices” and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s “zestful strings” and “keen trumpets” with a brilliant line-up of soloists, all under the inspired direction of Stephen Layton and you will be singing and dancing all the way home.

James Gilchrist will “Comfort Ye” – Mary Bevan will enchant you with her rendition of “Rejoice greatly” – you will be moved by Helen Charlston’s “He was despised” – and thrilled by the brilliance of Neal Davies and the Orchestra’s players in “The trumpet shall sound”.