Messiah plays at Canadian cinemas this Easter, on April 11 & 12, as part of the 2009 Canada Winter/Spring series
- Empire Theatres April 11 – 13:00
- Landmark Cinemas April 11 – 13:00
- The Ridge (Vancouver, BC) April 11 – 10:00
- Princess Twin Cinema (Waterloo, ON) April 11 – 13:00
- Hudson Village Theatre (Hudson, QC) April 12 – 14:00
Easter at King’s: Messiah – Handel
The Choir of King’s College at the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge
To celebrate Handel’s 250th anniversary, Easter at King’s features a glorious performance of what is probably the most popular of all oratorios – Messiah. Under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, the Choir’s much anticipated presentation of Handel’s Messiah is the centerpiece of King’s College’s 10-day Easter celebration. Internationally recognized as the pre-eminent representative of the great British church music tradition, the Choir owes its existence to King Henry VI who envisaged the daily singing of services in his magnificent chapel. To this day, this remains the Choir’s raison d’être. Today’s Choir has millions of music fans worldwide thanks to its special radio broadcasts, many acclaimed recordings and its international touring programme.
Easter at King’s is celebrated at the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, one of the most important medieval buildings in Britain. The architectural majesty of the Chapel has lent its acoustical magic to the much admired and loved Choir for the last five centuries.
Shot live at the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge in High Definition and Full Surround Sound – April 5, 2009