The Messiah returns to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 20:46 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 20:46 03 April 2017

Handel's Messiah at Bristol Old Vic in 2013. Picture: SWNS

Handel's Messiah at Bristol Old Vic in 2013. Picture: SWNS


Messiah will return to Bristol Old Vic following its sold-out debut at Bristol Proms in 2013.

George Frideric Handel’s religious masterpiece aims to present an outline of the life and mission of Jesus Christ taken from scripture.

The Messiah was originally an Easter offering and 250 years after Handel’s death it is still performed around the world.

The oratorio includes majestic choruses, moving solos and beautiful orchestral pieces of music.

This four-night run of Messiah will see the standing pit return to the Old Vic and The Erebus Ensemble will lead a cast of actors and musicians conducted by renowned opera and concert conductor Harry Bicket, under the direction of Tom Morris.

Morris has experimented with radical staging, which is rarely seen in classical performances, and during this version of Messiah the audience will inhabit the same intimate space as performers.

Messiah will bet a Bristol Old Vic in King Street from Thursday to Sunday, at 7.30pm each evening.

Tickets, priced £15-40, are available via or by calling 01179 877877.

There are also £8 tickets available for the standing pit.

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