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Sunday 15 December 2024, 3.30pm

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £18

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Who better to propel us into the Christmas season than Nigel Short’s vocal group? Bringing their famed precision, panache and beauty of sound to Handel’s biblical epic is a thrilling prospect. Messiah is driven forward at pace by its wonderful choral writing, including, of course, that chorus.

Whether in sorrow or celebration, anguish or awestruck wonder, it is the choir that carries the musical drama in these mighty tableaux of prophecy and a humble birth, of Christ’s death, resurrection, and the life of the world to come. The nimble, rich-toned orchestral forces of the Academy of Ancient Music provide a superb complement.

Supporters

This concert is made possible by Vivian Falk in memory of Fergus Falk

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

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

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

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • Handel Messiah

Performers

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Tenebrae
  • Nigel Short conductor

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Information for your visit

Sunday 15 December 2024, 3.30pm

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

2.30pm - 3.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

2.30pm - 3.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

2.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

3pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

3.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

6.10pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

6.10pm – 7.10pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

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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