Experience the story of Christ through this celebrated and popular oratorio, performed by the York Minster Choir.

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  • 09 Dec 17
  • 19.00
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The York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. The famous work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios. What better way to celebrate Christmas than to experience the story of Christ through this moving and poignant choral performance?

Peter Auty

Peter Auty is established as one of Britain’s leading tenors. He made his professional début at Opera North in 1998/9 and was a company principal of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden from 1999 until 2002 where he covered several major roles.

Peter Auty made his recital debut in London in the 2009 Rosenblatt Recital Series.  During the 2011 BBC Proms season he performed the tenor solo in Havergal Brian’s Symphony No. 1 ‘The Gothic’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London with combined forces of over 1000 musicians now released on the Hyperion label.

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Counter Tenor
Feargal Mostyn-Williams

Feargal Mostyn-Williams is the first countertenor to become a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio where he will study during the  2017/18 season.

He recently completed a Masters at the Royal College of Music studying with Russell Smythe, where he was as an RCM Scholar supported by the Yvonne Wells Award, the Sylvia Harris Fund and the Josephine Baker Trust. Prior to this he was a choral scholar at King’s College Cambridge.

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Julia Doyle

Originally from Lancaster, Julia studied Social and Political Sciences at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge before embarking on a singing career, and has since performed all over the world and become established as a specialist soprano in Baroque repertoire.

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Morgan Pearse

Morgan Pearse from Sydney, Australia is already widely recognised as one of the most exciting and talented baritones of his generation.

Having made his professional début with English National Opera in 2015/16 singing Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Morgan returned to sing the role again at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

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Tickets are priced at £25, £18 and £12 and are available from the York Theatre Royal Box Office, by telephoning 01904 623568 or in person at the theatre in St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD.