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Liverpool cathedrals join voices for Handel's Messiah

May 10, 2019

A massive performance of Handel’s Messiah takes place at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral this weekend.

The city’s two cathedrals are joining forces and voices to stage the oratorio tomorrow evening.

The choirs of both the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and Liverpool Cathedral will be joined by soloists Danielle Louise Thomas, Barbara Ruzsics, David Lee and Stuart O’Hara.

And they will be accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra conducted by the Metropolitan Cathedral’s director of music Dr Christopher McElroy.

He said: “We’re very much looking forward to this performance with our friends from the Anglican Cathedral. For the first performance of Messiah in 1742 Handel drew his chorus from the two cathedral choirs of Dublin. It's wonderful that our two cathedrals’ performance will continue in this tradition.”

Liverpool Cathedral musical director Lee Ward added: “The two cathedral choirs’ Messiah is rightfully a highlight in Liverpool’s musical calendar. This work, sung by such a vibrant and young top line, brings it a freshness often missing in other performances.”

Messiah is at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday, May 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10/£15 and are available from the cathedral gift shop, on 0151 707 3525 or online HERE

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