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Handel Messiah by candlelight

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 4JJ UK (map)

The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London opens the 2017 Spring Series with its traditional pairing of festive concerts at St Martin's - beginning with Handel's magnificent celebration, Messiah.

Brandenburg Festival Chorus
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Conductor – Robert Porter

photo: Mark Thomas

photo: Mark Thomas

photo: Mark Thomas

photo: Mark Thomas

Tickets £32 (premium) £29 £25 £22 £16 £9 available from St Martin-in-the-Fields, call 020 7766 1100 or book online here.

NB a reduced price combined ticket for this evening's two concerts is available - please call the St Martin's box office (25% discount).

The premium seats at St Martin's are front, central, and include a cushion.


The Brandenburg Festival Chorus is made up of members of some of the festival's contributing choirs. These talented singers come together for extra rehearsals, workshops and performances throughout the season working under the direction of artistic director, Robert Porter. The BFC made its debut recording Radio 2's Easter Glory in 2013 and features in many concerts throughout the year as well as on Will Todd's CD, Christmas in Blue.

Artistic Director Robert Porter founded the Brandenburg Sinfonia in 1980 and it quickly became one of the country's busiest freelance orchestras, playing for choral societies, opera productions, world-renowned soloists and festivals all over London, the South-East and further afield. In 2009 he started the Brandenburg Choral Festival with the intention of bringing the finest amateur and professional choirs to some of London's most beautiful churches. The festival now attracts choirs from all over the world and promotes nearly 100 concerts each year. Bob regularly conducts concerts, leads come-and-sing workshops and recently returned from the first Brandenburg Choral Cruise! 


Earlier Event: November 17
Spem in alium by candlelight
Later Event: December 30
A Ceremony of Carols by candlelight