How did the seventh son of a obscure Prussian hairdresser come to dominate the musical life of London? There wasn’t a royal ceremony that Handel didn’t compose for: coronations, fireworks, waterworks… Today, some 250 years after his death, his great oratorio “The Messiah” is still a much-loved, much-performed staple of the British musical scene, with audiences everywhere optimistically joining in the famous Hallelujah chorus.
Professional musician and teacher Roger Askew will be teasing out the story of Handel’s life in words and music. (Reassuringly, no member of the audience will be required to sing.)
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