PROGRAMME ERROR – We are not sure how this occurred but the ticket price for this season’s Messiah For All is just £6 and not £30 as published! Tickets available from here www.bollingtonartscentre.co.uk/events/messiah/
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused!
Starting in the 1980s with a few friends round the piano in Dr John Coope’s living room, the unrehearsed performance of Handel’s astonishing account of The Messiah grew… First the number of singers outgrew Plant Cottage and moved to the Arts Centre… Then Dr Jean Coope took up the cello and asked her new found string quartet to play along.
Now any aspiring singer who doesn’t book in advance risks missing out, and we have to limit the numbers in the band and clear away the stage so we can fit everyone in. Of course there’s room for a thrillingly high trumpet for The trumpet shall sound and the celebratory choruses. The solo numbers are sung by choir members and invited guests and the chorus, which can approach a hundred in strength, makes a brilliant sound. Not only that, there’s a licensed bar for everyone to refresh their voices at the interval.