Young boys from the choir sing, surrounded by candlelight.
Choir of King's College. Photo: Debbie Scanlan

Messiah from King’s

Part of Christmas 2012 at THSH and Birmingham International Concert Season 2012/13

Friday 14 December 2012

Symphony Hall

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As Christmas approaches, the world-famous Choir of King’s College takes a break from rehearsals for its Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols to come to Birmingham. Stephen Cleobury conducts them, a distinguished line-up of soloists, and the Academy of Ancient Music in the best-loved of all choral works: Handel’s Messiah.

Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert:

It’s quite incredible to think that when Handel was composing Messiah his career was on a downward trajectory. At first, there was a rather lukewarm reception to the new work. As time passed, though, Messiah grew in popularity and now, as one of the most performed works anywhere, it’s difficult to imagine a world without it.

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Claudia Huckle alto
Thomas Walker tenor
Ashley Riches baritone

Handel Messiah 138’

£9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50*
60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50*

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• Book 6-8 concerts and save 10%
• Book 9-10 concerts and save 15%
• Book 11-16 concerts and save 20%
• Book 17 or more concerts and save 30%

You will also receive these exclusive benefits:
• First choice of seats in Symphony Hall and Town Hall during the priority booking period
• Ticket exchange scheme
• Free concert programme
• Discounts on selected additional concerts throughout the year
• 6 months interest-free credit on orders over £100 if you book by Saturday 30 June 2012
• Car parking for just £4.50 at Qpark Brindleyplace
• 12½% discount at Symphony Hall Music Shop
• 10% discount on Town Hall and Symphony Hall merchandise
• 30% discount on additional Birmingham International Concert Season concert tickets if you book 17 or more concerts in your package


Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons
50% discount on full priced tickets. If you require a companion, they are also entitled to a 50% discount.

Students and under 25s
50% discount on full priced tickets.

Kids Go Free
One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. Free concert programme included.

£9.50 Tickets
A maximum of 4 £9.50 tickets per concert per booker are available from 24 April for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50
tickets from 28 May. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50.

Groups of 11 or More
Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction.

Standby Discounts
Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees):
• Passport to Leisure holders £12
• Benefit* Recipients £5
• Students and under 25s £5

*Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit.

Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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