What's On

Sunday 10 December 2023, 7pm

Britten Sinfonia and BBC Singers: Messiah

Britten Sinfonia and BBC Singers: Messiah

Presented by Britten Sinfonia

Take the rare chance to enjoy Handel’s seasonal masterpiece in Mozart’s compelling re-imagining for late 18th century orchestra.

With Mozart’s addition of trombones, horns, flutes and clarinets to Handel’s oboes, bassoon and trumpets, there is an abundance of rich and beautiful textures – but every inspired note of Handel’s original remains the same.

The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin join Britten Sinfonia and a quartet of outstanding young soloists for an uplifting celebration of two musical geniuses.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • George Frideric Handel arr. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Messiah 140 mins

Performers

  • Britten Sinfonia
  • BBC Singers
  • Sofi Jeannin conductor
  • Hilary Cronin soprano
  • Helen Charlston alto
  • Laurence Kilsby tenor
  • Morgan Pearse bass

Resident Orchestras

Discover more about our Resident Orchestras Britten Sinfonia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Three smiling Britten Sinfonia players chat mid-rehearsal holding their instruments

Information for your visit

Sunday 10 December 2023, 7pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

6.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.40pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.40pm – 10.40pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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