Handel's Messiah Classical Concert
Saturday 12th March 2016
West Ham Parish Church
For one night only, the All Saints Chorus and Orchestra will be performing Handel’s classical masterpiece, the Messiah, in aid of Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund.
The charity concert will take place at West Ham Parish Church, home to the All Saints Chorus and Orchestra and the place that the charity’s first meetings were held in 1992. The event is a remembrance celebration to honour the charity's namesake, Geoffrey Lennox. Geoffrey was known all over Newham for being an accomplished Organist and was often called upon for his services. He held various positions over the years at West Ham Parish Church including Organist, Church Warden and Choir Master. He was very giving and popular and had many friends locally.
Handel’s Messiah consists of compelling chorus numbers which tell the story of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and final victory over sin and death. It has impressive solo arias, such as 'Ev'ry valley shall be exalted' and 'Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion' as well as the rousing 'Hallelujah' Chorus which is by far the most famous section.
All Saints Chorus and Orchestra have recently celebrated a highly successful 20th anniversary concert season. They have a reputation for performing concerts of the highest standard in Newham, the area in which they rehearse and perform. The Orchestra is a mix of seasoned professional players featuring instrumentalists from many of the major London orchestras. Together with the Chorus and a dedicated group of acclaimed soloists they give a wide audience the chance to experience great music in the historic setting of West Ham Parish Church.
Tickets are available on the door, or in advance on 07912 580677 - £12 adults / £10 concessions.