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G. F. Händel Messiah
3 December, 2023 @ 16:00 - 19:00100SEK – 370SEK
George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” is undoubtedly one of the most famous and performed works in music history. It consists of a string of magnificent choral movements and exquisite arias. The texts are derived from the Bible and describe the dream of the Messiah’s arrival and the salvation of mankind. The monumental work was composed in just three weeks and premiered for the first time in 1742 at a charity concert in Dublin, where it became an immediate success.
Handel himself revised the work several times, and in the 1780s, Mozart re-arranged the music. Eventually, “Messiah” took the world by storm, and in the 19th century, it became a cherished Christmas tradition in Sweden as well. The captivating “Hallelujah”chorus can always be counted on to introduce the proper Christmas spirit!
The Royal Opera initiated the tradition of performing Messiah at the Storkyrkan (today also known as the Stockholm Cathedral) in 1928. Since 1977, the music is performed by the choirs and musicians of the Cathedral itself. 95 years after the start of the Messiah tradition we still aim to perform the Messiah with both solemnity and the playful musicality that characterized Handel and his era. A living tradition!
Georg Friedrich Händel Messiah
S:t Jacob’s Chamber Choir
Maria Keohane soprano
Kristina Hammarström alto
Wiktor Sundqvist tenor
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson bass
Maria Lindal concertmaster
Gary Graden conductor
The concert has an interval
Age limit 6+ year
Ticket price: 100, 150, 220, 290, 370 kr,
No big bags, backpacks or are allowed into the church.
Tickets are released the 7th of September at noon.
Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral is situated in Old Town just beside the Royal Castle. Underground: Old Town or bus to Slottsbacken
Unfortunately, it is not allowed to photograph, film or take up sound during our concerts.
Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts. Late entry will not be permitted after the concert begins. Please be aware that restroom facilities are limited.