Llandaff Cathedral is hosting not one, but two performances of Handel’s most loved oratorio, Messiah next month. The Messiah at Llandaff Cathedral
On February 22nd, Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, is presenting a special family concert of highlights from Handel’s great work at 3pm, followed by a full concert performance at 7.30pm. As conductor Dominic Neville explains:
“We have a wonderful opportunity to share this glorious music with children and young families. For some youngsters, it will be their first experience of a live orchestra, soloists and chorus”. The Family Messiah will include many favourite movements, all condensed into forty minutes. “It is a privilege to introduce a new, young audience to such classic pieces as the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ and the ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound’ within the magnificent setting of Llandaff Cathedral” says Dominic.
The special afternoon concert will be introduced by the renowned soprano, baroque specialist and now Classic FM presenter, Catherine Bott. Tickets are free for children under 16, and £5 for accompanying adults.
The second concert of the day is on a much grander scale, with this great masterpiece being performed in its full glory and featuring soloists Catherine Bott, James Neville, Paul Badley, and Owain Browne.
Tickets for the evening performance are £15 and £12 (with concessions for children and students).
These are available in advance from members of the choral society and the Society’s website www.llandaffcathedralchoralsociety.org.uk, from Garlands, High Street, Llandaff (029 20 563 121) or at the door on the evening.