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Academy of Ancient Music
Julia Doyle
Esther Brazil
Guy Cutting
Tristan Hambleton
Choir of The Queen’s College
Owen Rees

Handel’s Messiah lies at the very heart of Christmas musical festivities. The oratorio follows Christ’s life from the prophecies of the Old Testament through to his birth, passion and resurrection, and the final conquest of sin with the promise of eternal life. Handel uses his consummate skill as an opera composer to inject vivid colour and intense drama into his score. First heard in 1741, it remains just as popular today as it did in Dublin nearly 300 years ago. Arias of mesmerising beauty and triumphant courage sit alongside virtuoso choruses of stunning power – including the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.

This concert continues the acclaimed collaboration between the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford and the world famous Academy of Ancient Music, a combination of the finest choral singing and an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. 

A festive concert of carols old and new

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees

One of the world’s most renowned choirs presents popular favourites

Classic FM

A staple in the Oxford musical calendar, The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford presents a varied programme of glorious Christmas music combining old favourites with more recent arrangements. The concert reflects the shifting moods of the period from Advent to Epiphany, inviting personal reflection on the transformation of darkness into light of the Incarnation.

A glass of mulled wine or soft drink served in Queen’s beautiful Baroque Hall is included within the ticket price.

A festive concert of carols old and new

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees

Superbly sung

BBC Music Magazine

A staple in the Oxford musical calendar, The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford presents a varied programme of glorious Christmas music combining old favourites with more recent arrangements. The concert reflects the shifting moods of the period from Advent to Epiphany, inviting personal reflection on the transformation of darkness into light of the Incarnation.

A glass of mulled wine or soft drink served in Queen’s beautiful Baroque Hall is included within the ticket price.

Romain Bornes, Magdalen College, Oxford

Ben Collyer, Royal College of Music, London

Luke Mitchell, The Queen’s College