I was recently reminded about this – on October the 3rd, the Town Hall is hostingÂ a performance of Handel’s Messiah,Â which is also its official Birthday Concert. The piece will be performed by the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra along with what are billed as ‘world-class soloists’Â (maybe we have to guess who they are? 😉 – Classic FM’s still running their competition to win tickets for the performance (competition closes 7th of September).
Along with other events surrounding the date, the Town Hall’s actual 175th birthday – the 4th of October – is marked withÂ what the Stirrer describes as “a free, fun packed day of music and dance for all the family and a truly carnival atmosphere.” And if it’s free, where’s the harm in popping along? I’ll most certainly be going to the Handel concert regardless – I love the Messiah. I was also lucky enough to be able to sing Handel’s Messiah in a choir (at the Royal Albert Hall no less!) a few years ago, and it was truly exhilarating. It’s almost as fun to just sit and watch! The concert’s scheduled to begin at 7pm, and tickets are available (either online or via 0121 780 3333) from the Town Hall Box Office priced between Â£5 and Â£40. But act fast, they’re almost completely sold out!