Handel’s Messiah by candlelight
Concerts and Events
Choral Clerks & Scholars of the Cardiff Oratory
Clare Lloyd Griffiths soprano
Hugh Cutting countertenor
Charles Daniels tenor
Stuart O’Hara bass
Bristol Baroque Ensemble
Stephen Hargreaves chamber organ
Shean Bowers conductor
Featuring period instruments in the only event of its kind in Wales, the Choral Clerks & Scholars of the Cardiff Oratory, conducted by Shean Bowers, present G.F. Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.
First performed in Dublin in 1742, Handel’s Messiah one of the most popular oratorios ever written. The work is in three parts: part one takes the audience from the prophecies to the birth of Christ; part two, the dramatic heart of the work, tells of Christ’s Passion, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension, ending with the gloriously optimistic Hallelujah Chorus; part three consists entirely of beautifully crafted reflective commentary, principally on the the theme of Christian redemption.
Join the Fathers, Brothers, and musical family of the Cardiff Oratory in Swinton Street for this performance of one of the most beloved and powerful pieces of choral music ever written. Our Clerks and Scholars will be joined by some of Britain’s leading soloists and will be accompanied by period instruments — a real, authentic experience of Handel’s sensational triumph in the run up to Christmas Day.
- Premium Tickets, £25 — Seating in the front rows of the Oratory Church; a free glass of fizz during the interval; access to The Bar at St. Alban’s Hall for specially-priced ales, lagers, wines, fizz, and spirits during the interval and after the performance; and private introductions to the soloists, accompanists, and conductor after the performance with other Premium Ticket holders.
- General Tickets, £15 — Adults and seniors; seating on a first-come, first-served basis in the Oratory Church; and access to The Bar at St. Alban’s Hall during the interval and after the performance for specially-priced ales, lagers, wines, fizz, and spirits
- Students & Children, £5 — Children 12 and under and Students; seating on a first-come, first-served basis in the Oratory Church; for Students 18+, access to The Bar at St. Alban’s Hall during the interval and after the performance for specially-priced ales, lagers, wines, fizz, and spirits.