What could be more festive than listening to Handel’s Messiah by candlelight?
Fulham Camerata, one of west London’s most vibrant chamber choir, now celebrating its 10th birthday, is performing the work at St Paul’s church, Hammersmith, on Saturday 18 November.
The building in Queen Caroline Street will be lit by candles ahead of the advent season.
Established in 2007, the Fulham Camerata is a lively amateur choir which tackles ancient and modern pieces, classical and contemporary, sacred and secular, well-known and virtually unknown.
Geraldine Cooper from Fulham Camerata said: “This wonderful oratorio will be performed with a full orchestra and, best of all, by candlelight to capture the spirit of advent.”
Conductor James Day is the Camerata musical director, a prize-winning choral conductor who studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
The Messiah is one of the better known works tackled by the choir. Written in 1741 in a three-week whirl of composing, it had a lukewarm initial reception, but is now one of the most frequently performed oratorios in the world.
The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 (£10 student concessions) in advance or on the door.
For more details, visit: www.fulhamcamerata.com.
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