Come to Pershore Abbey to hear the Elgar Chorale, conducted by Piers Maxim, performing the complete Handel's Messiah accompanied by the Pavillion Ensemble, a period orchestra and internationally renowned soloists-
Christina Birchall-Sampson - Soprano
Robin Blaze - Countertenor
Mark Dobel - Tenor
James Birchall - Bass-baritone
'It's a real thrill to be joined by such a distinguished group of soloists', says Piers. 'Robin is among the international front rank of interpreters of Purcell, Bach and Handel while Mark has worked as a soloist throughout Europe and North America and is equally established as a consort singer with some of this country's foremost groups. Christina is a passionate recitalist - she has performed at the Wigmore Hall - and it's a delight that she's joining us with her husband James, a veteran of many of the major oratorio roles. Pershore Abbey and its wonderful accoustic should do them all proud!'
Piers himself is no stranger to the music world for his baroque interpretations and he's promising a fresh look at this most traditional and much-loved choral masterpiece at a time well away from its usual Christmas scheduling. Interestingly, the first performance was in Dublin just after Easter on 13 April 1742. so it is returning to its correct time!
We look forward to welcoming you.
Car parking is available in Broad St and Abbey Rd or 'on street' nearby.