Buckingham society takes on Handel

Buckingham Choral Society
Buckingham Choral Society

Handel’s famous choral masterpiece and a popular all time favourite, Messiah, will be performed next month.

Buckingham Choral Society will present a concert in the parish church, supported by the highly acclaimed Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and featuring talented soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

The concert, at 8pm on Saturday April 8, will be conducted by Julian Mann, musical director of Buckingham Choral Society, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

Messiah features music full of passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty.

Included are many well known choruses such as For Unto Us A Child Is Born and beautiful arias, the most famous being I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.

And of course there is the world famous and exhilarating Hallelujah chorus which is guaranteed to bring the audience to its feet.

Tickets for the concert cost £13 for adults in advance, or £15 on the door.

Under 18s tickets are £5.

They are available online at www.wegottickets.com or in person from the tourist information office at the Old Gaol in Buckingham.

Buckingham Choral Society’s roots go back to 1859 and over the years the group has built up a strong reputation for high quality and well supported concerts, as well as a varied repertoire.

There are currently approximately 90 members of the society, drawn from Buckingham and the surrounding area.

If you would like to know more about the society, or think you might like to join and share the enjoyment of singing with others, you can find more details at the society website, www.buckinghamchoralscoiety.co.uk

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