Shrewsbury Choral Society will perform the Glittering Baroque Masterpiece: Handel’s Messiah on November 24th at St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury.  Shrewsbury Sinfonia Shrewsbury Choral Society will be joined by four truly amazing soloists. John Bowen, our local well-established tenor will be singing along with three up and coming soloists. Janet Fairlie, soprano, Helena Cooke, Contralto and Samuel Jackson, Bass.

Thelma Foster, Chairman of the Society said: “This well-known mainstay of the Christmas season will start the season of goodwill. Choral Society members are looking forward to presenting this highly popular and traditional creation by Handel. Our audience will be able to enjoy some singing excellence and what promises to be a passionate performance of a major work that is part of our cultural heritage. Please make a note in your diary to enjoy “Noel” to join us and sing Christmas Carols on Saturday December 15th, 4 pm, at St. Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury”.

Handel’s Messiah, first performed more than 260 years ago, is undoubtedly one of the great musical masterpieces of all time. Composed in only 24 days, it is the work of a genius which holds an extraordinary place both among the composer’s works and in the history of music. No other work of its time has seen a continuous sequence of performances from 1742 to the present day.

The evening will offer some evocative music with pieces such as ‘For unto us a Child is born’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slain’.

Tickets are available priced £15 adults, (children free admission), are available online at  or from Shrewsbury Choral Society members; from Pengwern Books, Fish Street, Shrewsbury- 01743 232236; on the door on the night.