Top Soloists join York Minster Choir for Handel’s Messiah tonight

Four of the UK’s finest soloists will join the York Minster Choir this evening for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah at the cathedral.

The internationally acclaimed guest soloists – soprano Rowan Pierce, counter tenor Feargal Mostyn-Williams, tenor Nicholas Watts and bass Morgan Pearse – will perform with the York Minster Choir and the 21-strong York Minster Orchestra in the spectacular setting of the cathedral’s Nave.

“We are very excited to be performing with these highly talented, in-demand and globally renowned professional singers,” commented Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster and the conductor for the concert.”

“Our annual staging of one of Handel’s greatest and most loved works has become a must-see event in the cathedral’s Advent and Christmas calendar. Rowan, Feargal, Nicholas and Morgan will bring exceptional vocal power and quality to the performance – an absolutely thrilling experience in the awe-inspiring and atmospheric Nave. Music lovers should not miss this opportunity.”

The illustrious work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios.