Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Cathedral

, Ludgate Hill, The City, London51.513805 -0.098393
0207 246 8348

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
6.30 PM to 9 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but you still need to book a ticket beforehand (and donations are encouraged) . See stpauls.co.uk for more information

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a rendition of Handel's Messiah, but have you ever thought about listening to it inside St. Paul's Cathedral? It makes a nice change from hearing it at the Royal Albert Hall.

Today's rendition will be performed by the Cathedral Choir City of London Sinfonia.

If you enjoy the music inside the cathedral then you might consider attending a choral Evensong service as well. Read Craig's review of the Evensong service to see how special it is.


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Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”

Read Craig’s review of St. Paul’s

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If you enjoy St. Paul’s then you might like to visit Brompton Oratory (catch the train from St Pauls to South Kensington), Westminster Abbey (catch the train from St Pauls to Westminster) and Westminster Cathedral (catch the train from St Pauls to Victoria)

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