Thursday 4 December 2008, 7.30pm
Wellington Town Hall
Directed by Michael Stewart
The Tudor Consort is proud to present Georg Frederic Handel’s masterpiece Messiah on Thursday 4 December in the Wellington Town Hall, in conjunction with the Vector Wellington Orchestra and a quartet of talented young soloists led by Madeleine Pierard, under the direction of Music Director Michael Stewart.
Handel’s Messiah has delighted audiences worldwide since its premiere in Dublin in 1742. It has enjoyed a long and varied performance history, ranging from the original small-scale performances to the huge blockbuster presentations of the Victorian era. The Tudor Consort joins forces with players from the Vector Wellington Orchestra to present Messiah with the smaller forces that Handel intended, with the dramatic momentum of the operatic stage never far away. 25 voices, 22 instruments, and a quartet of soloists led by 2005 Lexus Song Quest winner Madeleine Pierard, will make for a breathtaking performance that you will not forget.
The Tudor consort presents Handel’s Messiah with soloists Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Nicola Hooper (alto), Edmund Hintz (tenor), and Hadleigh Adams (bass), with the Vector Wellington Orchestra directed by Michael Stewart.
This concert was part of the 2008 Subscription Series.