Handel's Messiah

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ  

Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
London Mozart Players
William Vann - conductor   

Tickets: £40, £35, £25, £18, £10 from the Cadogan Hall Box Office (10% discount for RH and LMP Friends)
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Handel’s 1741 oratorio Messiah is one of the most famed of all choral works, setting a selection of scriptural texts compiled by Charles Jennens, and although it can be performed at any time of year, Holy Week is a particularly fitting time.


1692: Celebrating 325 years of the Royal Hospital Chelsea through music and literature

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 6-8pm

Venue: Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4NL

Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Wren Players
William Vann - conductor and harpsichord  

Tickets: £30.00 per person (unreserved seating throughout)
Box Office: T: 020 7881 5243 E: appeal@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

We celebrate the 325th anniversary of the admission of the first Chelsea Pensioners to the Royal Hospital Chelsea with an ambulatory feast of favourite baroque music, reaching across the centuries to Stuart Britain. The evening concludes with a glass of wine in the Great Hall.

• An open air performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music
• Henry Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia in the Wren Chapel, sung by the Royal Hospital Chapel Choir with the Wren Players
• Readings from 17th-century literature by the Chelsea Pensioners

‘First-class personnel… it’s the tension and subtlety in the performances that catch the ear.’ (Gramophone on the Royal Hospital Choir)


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