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What you thought of: Messiah

Read a selection of audience reactions for Messiah

The curtain has now gone up on our Tour production of MESSIAH.

This autumn Glyndebourne presents a concert performance of Handel’s Messiah. This is a rare opportunity to see – and hear – Glyndebourne’s exceptional chorus centre-stage.

While most oratorios put the spotlight on the soloists, Handel’s Messiah has the chorus at its heart. As exhilarating now as it was then – this is a piece that wholeheartedly showcases its singers. With Glyndebourne’s long history of superb Handel stagings, this is one not to be missed

Read a selection of audience reactions for Messiah.

Audience Reaction

The Glyndebourne Chorus in rehearsals | Photo by Richard Hubert Smith

A great mix of historically-informed orchestral playing and full-bodied solo and choral singing.

Audience Member

Very well done. The music and singing were excellent, and I thought the lighting changes added to the whole production and helped one journey through the progression of the story of Handel’s Messiah.

Audience Member

‘Didn’t want it to end!’

Audience Member

‘It was done beautifully and we really enjoyed it.’

Audience Member

‘It was sublime.’

Audience Member

Messiah performing company in rehearsals | Photo by Richard Hubert Smith


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