Choir to perform Messiah in Rugby church - The Rugby Observer

Choir to perform Messiah in Rugby church

Rugby Editorial 17th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A TOP-class line-up of singers and instrumentalists will be giving Rugby concert-goers a rare opportunity to hear almost all of Handel’s iconic oratorio Messiah in St Andrew’s Church on Saturday.

Daventry Choral Society is bringing its 80-strong choir to the church where its Musical Director, Dr Nicholas Scott-Burt, was organist and choirmaster for over a decade.

Among the soloists are Richard Eteson, who sang with the Grammy-award-winning Swingle Singers from 2000 to 2010, and Rupert Reid, who sings with the prestigious Monteverdi Choir.

Judit Felszeghy, a student of the world-famous Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, will be the Soprano soloist and former Royal Opera House chorus member Catherine Griffiths completes the solo quartet.

The singers will be accompanied by one of the country’s finest period-instrument orchestras, the Musical and Amicable Society.

The society’s chairman, Martin Heath, said: “We’re very excited about the opportunity to bring Handel’s masterpiece to Rugby. Even the best-known sections of the work, like the Hallelujah Chorus, are much more colourful with Baroque instruments, and we’ll also performing movements that people don’t often get a chance to hear.”

The concert takes place at 7.30 on Saturday (March 19). Tickets cost £12 (£2 students) and are available from 01788 890551 or on the door.

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