Published on April 7th, 2009 | by darraghdoyle18
Win tickets to Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church Cathedral
Following our competition for tickets to the Abbey Theatre, we’re upping the Culch culchure by giving you the chance to win tickets to see Handel’s Messiah performed at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral in April.
If you’ve never seen Messiah performed live or even better if you’ve never been to Christ Church for a concert, this is your chance to enjoy one of the most popular works of Western Choral literature.
EDIT: Competition is now closed and winners have been contacted. We’ll announce the winners when they confirm 🙂
Telling the story of the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ, Handel’s Messiah is an incredible piece of music and, of course, premièred in Ireland – Fishamble Street in Dublin to be precise – in 1742.
This time around it’s being performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Orchestra of St. Cecilia, directed by Judy Martin on Thursday April 16 at 7.30 p.m.
The Temple Bar Cultural Trust have arranged a brilliant festival of low cost and free events to celebrate Handel 250 – 250 years since Handel’s Death. The festival takes place from April 13 to 19 in the Old City area of Temple Bar and other historic venues.
There’s a full programme packed with Handel highlights including concerts, theatre, workshops, tours, talks and family activities. The hugely popular Messiah on the Street opens the festival on April 13. Other highlights include a dramatic performance of Handel’s Crossing by Joseph O’Connor where Handel will be brought to life on the Jeanie Johnston ship, for a theatrical re-imagining of Handel’s arrival to Dublin in 1742. You can find out what’s happening here.
What you have to do for the tickets:
Once again I’d like to treat people who have either never been to a concert in Christ Church or never heard the Messiah being performed live to the tickets. The wonderful Julie from Temple Bar Cultural Trust has arranged four tickets, so two Culch.ie winners have the chance to go.
All you have to do is comment below and the two winners will be chosen on Monday, April 13. We like creative comments so let your imagination run wild. Good luck!
Some festival links for you to look at:
- The full programme of events – including the walk and talk tour, the Commemoration Concert in the National Concert Hall, The Handel’s Crossing recreation and a special trying on of Handel’s wardrobe
- The full programme PDF is available here
- Details of the Messiah concert
- How to book (including the free events!), and
- The wonderful Temple Bar Cultural Trust blog