Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 25th-Saturday 26th May 2018
Nelson Civic Choir is back in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium in May to perform Handel's Messiah, the first major concert in the newly refurbished Nelson Centre of Musical Arts!
Be quick to secure your seat for Handel’s Messiah, the first major concert in the new Nelson Centre of Musical Arts!
This well-loved oratorio, first performed in Dublin in 1742, has remained popular throughout the world. The Hallelujah Chorus is traditionally performed throughout the Christian world as part of the Easter celebration. According to legend, when King George II first heard the Hallelujah chorus during a performance of Handel’s Messiah in London, he stood in reverence, which brought the rest of the audience to their feet.
There will be two performances of Messiah, May 25th at 7.30 pm and May 26th at 2.00 pm, presented by 150 singers and musicians from the Top of the South, with distinguished vocal soloists and instrumentalists from around New Zealand, Pete Rainey conductor.
Seating in the new Nelson School of Music Auditorium is strictly limited, so book early to secure a good seat to enjoy this wonderful concert!
Tickets through TicketDirect or NCMA, 48 Nile St, Nelson, from April 21.