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Handel''s Messiah performed by Spectrum Chamber Choir and Sinfonia

Ripon Cathedral
Saturday 30 November 7:30pm

Adults £15.00 | Concessions £12 | Students £5

Please note that online booking for this event has now closed. Tickets are available from the Cathedral gift shop or on the door before the performance. 

Spectrum Chamber Choir and Sinfonia perform Handel''s most celebrated oratorio under founder director, Ben Horden.  The oratorio portrays Jesus Christ as ''Messiah'', from the prophecies of Isaiah through Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection and to His ultimate glory-seat in Heaven.

Spectrum is a young, dynamic chamber choir based in York, founded and directed by Ben Horden.  Members of the ensemble are selected from the many talented musicians studying at the University of York.  Spectrum's aim is to promote focused music making of the highest standards and create and encourage opportunities for aspiring young musicians. 
Although still in its infancy, the choir has already performed a wide repertoire of music spanning over five hundred years, from Renaissance polyphony and masters of the High Baroque to choral music of the present day.  Spectrum made its debut performance at York Minster in January 2012 and continues a successful programme of events.  Recent concert programmes have included Handel's Messiah, Tippett's Negro Spirituals, Parry's Songs of Farewell and a number of Benjamin Britten's choral works in his centenary year.  The programme for next season includes works by Howells, Vaughan Williams and Paul Spicer, and Handel's Coronation Anthems with the Spectrum Sinfonia.