RIDT is proud to present a fund raising concert featuring Handel's most loved and popular work—Messiah—performed by the Goldberg Ensemble under the direction of Michael Laus. The performance will be held on Easter Sunday 16 April at St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta starting at 19:00. All proceeds will go towards medical research.
Handel's Messiah has been described as 'one of man's grandest musical achievements'. It is traditionally performed worldwide either during the Christmas or Easter period, with its Hallelujah Chorus being one of the more recognisable passages. Over the 273 years from its composition, performances of Messiah progressively strayed further from Handel's musical world, attempting to make choirs and orchestras uncharacteristically large, often with 'new' parts created for extra instruments. The Messiah will be performed by the Goldberg Ensemble as Handel initially intended it - for single strings and a small group of singers.
Tickets are EUR 25 and may be obtained from the booking office of the Manoel Theatre or online.