Marvellous Messiah!

July 17, 2017

A huge thank you to everybody who joined us at St Albans Cathedral on Saturday evening to enjoy ‘Handel’s Messiah’.


It was a wonderful concert, with conductor Laurence Cummings taking masterful control of the London Handel Orchestra, St Albans Bach Choir and Mosaic Chamber Choir, whilst at the same time playing the harpsichord! A seriously impressive feat of multi-tasking!



His energy and enthusiasm were aplenty and the tempo was infectious. Ruby Hughes, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Robin Tritschler and David Soar were sensational soloists and captivated the audience with their amazing performances. 


The night was filled with memorable moments, but one of the highlights had to be seeing the entire audience on their feet for the rousing Hallelujah Chorus, which was sung to perfection - I think a few audience members even joined in!



We’re very grateful to everybody who kindly bought programmes and donated to the ‘charity buckets’ at the end of the night, all helping to increase the overall total raised for the three charities - International Organ Festival, St Albans Cathedral and Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s ‘Love Herts’ appeal.

Once again, thank you so much to everybody who came and supported these valuable causes.

Such a great night would not have been possible were it not for the support of our extremely generous sponsors, advertisers and supporters. A massive thank you as follows:

Lead Sponsor:
Thomas Goode & Co.

Centurion Club
Charles Farris
Edinburgh House Estates
Hatfield House
John Cullen Lighting
Mercer and Hole
Micklefield Hall
National Crimebeat Awards
Renaissance: St Albans
Salamander Pumps
Soane Britain
Strutt and Parker
The Entertainer
University of Hertfordshire
Weatherbys Private Bank

Annie Brewster
David Cansdale
Connie Constantine
Ned Cranborne
Geoffrey and Jane Gestetner

Gary and Catherine Grant
Nick Heather
Simon Hoare
Henry Holland-Hibbert
Kit Keyser
Andrew Love
Lulu Lytle
Morton and Cecilia Neal

Tony Quayle
Jamie and Anna Rankin

George Rouse
Edward and Richard Rowlandson of RO Group 
Richard Simpson 
Jeremy Stuart-Smith 
David Titterington
The Green Bottle Trust 
Rumi Verjee 
Dione and Johnny Verulam 
Lucy Whitfield

Also, thank you to everyone at the International Organ Festival for their assistance and support hosting such a great event.




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