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Handel's Messiah to tell Easter story at Norfolk cinemas 

A dramatized production of Handel’s Messiah, beamed live from the Bristol Old Vic will be in cinemas across Norfolk for one night only on Wednesday March 28.

Messiah is the most popular choral work ever written in English and this dramatised production, retells the Easter story in a striking new way. 
 
The music was composed by George Frederic Handel in 1741, over a period of just 24 days. The words were put together from the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer by Handel’s collaborator Charles Jennens, who wanted to create ‘a meditation of Jesus as Messiah in Christian thought and belief’.
 
The performance explores the dramatic heart of the piece, taking as its starting point the bereaved community of a messianic leader and the struggle towards faith that must have confronted them.
 
Staged by Tom Morris (War Horse) and featuring internationally-renowned soloists Catherine Wyn Rogers and Julia Doyle, The Erebus Ensemble (Songs of Hope) and Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert under the revered baton of Harry Bicket, this powerfully accessible dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
 
CinemaLive is bringing the production to cinemas across East Anglia, including the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton and Norwich Cinema City and Odeon.
 
Find more details at: http://www.cinemalive.com/index.php?p=view&id=241
 

 


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