Why do we love Handel’s Messiah?
Messiah – how it became an essential element of British culture. Jonathan Keates, author of a celebrated biography of Handel: ‘at the first performance in Dublin, 1742, the audience was begged to leave off their hoops (the ladies) and their swords (the gentlemen) because of the size of crowd expected’.
8 July 2017
9.00am - 10.00am
St John's Church