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4 December 2018, 06:00 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 06:01
The annual performance of Handel’s sacred oratorio Messiah is returning to the Royal Albert Hall this Christmas.
On Friday 21 December, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus will present an enchanting performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets are now on sale for both performances, taking place at 2pm and 7.30pm.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus will be joined by baritone Benjamin Appl, soprano Anna Devin, mezzo Anna Harvey and tenor Nick Pritchard, conducted by young Russian maestro Maxim Emelyanychev.
For over 145 years, the Royal Albert Hall has been the home of Christmas in London.
This year’s season features Christmas favourites such as Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas, Carols at the Royal Albert Hall and music from the London Community Gospel Choir, as well as the ‘Whose line is it Anyway?’ 30th Anniversary Christmas show and A Hollywood Christmas.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is also back by popular demand, as well as Home Alone in Concert, a very special My Christmas Orchestral Adventure and a delightful double-bill of The Snowman and Paddington Bear.
For more information and tickets, go to the Royal Albert Hall website.