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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200
Today, we often take it for granted that musicians perform classical music from all ages – from Monteverdi right up to the present day, but that wasn’t always the case. In the past, music was much more disposable (dare we say it, a little like some of today’s pop music); things were performed, became briefly popular and then disappeared. However, London became one of the first places to look back at the history of music, when Handel’s glorious Messiah was revived in 1784, ensuring the work its legendary, iconic status.
Julia Doyle soprano
Tim Mead counter-tenor
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Robert Howarth director
Choir of the Enlightenment
OAE Extras at 5.45pm
Royal Festival Hall auditorium. Free.
A short performance by young musicians from the Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience scheme.
This venue has disabled access.
Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment