Maxim Emelyanychev Conductor / Harpsichord

Anna Dennis Soprano
Xavier Sabata Countertenor
Hugo Hymas Tenor 
Matthew Brook Bass Baritone
SCO Chorus
Gregory Batsleer Chorus Director


HANDEL Messiah HWV 56

From the rousing rejoicing of its famous Hallelujah chorus to visionary serenity and brooding fury, it’s no wonder that Handel’s Messiah has been an iconic work of choral music for nearly three centuries. Charting the life of Christ in some of the composer’s most compelling musical storytelling, it’s a moving spiritual experience for those of all faiths, and of no faith at all.

Expect a fresh new vision of this much-loved work, as Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs from the harpsichord, alongside a stunning quartet of international vocal soloists. And with the SCO and SCO Chorus reuniting for the first time since 2019, this is truly an occasion for celebration.

Hugo Hymas has replaced Andrew Staples.

Age Restriction

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult 18+

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