Handel's Messiah

We welcome Wild Arts to perform Handel's legendary telling of the Christmas story

Following their sell-out tour in 2023, Wild Arts brings their trademark fresh and innovative approach to Handel's legendary telling of the Christmas story to Hexham Abbey for the first time.

The period specialist players of the Wild Arts Ensemble join the star singers of the summer opera tour for an innovative version that will bring the music and story to life. Staging will be improvised by the company for each venue from a framework devised by theatre and opera director Tom Morris (Breaking the Waves, Dr Semmelweis, War Horse), with Wild Arts' Artistic Director Orlando Jopling directing from the keyboard.

You are welcome to arrive from 6pm.  The performance will begin at 7pm.

Duration: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

£47.50 |£37.50 | £35 | £30 | £25 | £15 | £15 for under 25s

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The Abbey is fully accessible. Wheelchair spaces are provided in rows K, L and M, and your ticket includes a free carer seat alongside. Please email us at info@wildarts.org.uk for any access or seating questions and we would be very happy to help.


Price: Various

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:30

Where: Hexham Abbey