Following its premiere in Dublin in 1742, Messiah quickly became one of Handel’s most popular pieces of music and has been performed around the globe every year since 1945.

This year, Lincoln Cathedral Choir return with their performance of Handel’s Messiah, a spectacular piece of music which is to be accompanied by Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra.

Messiah features one of the most famous pieces of choral music, the Hallelujah Chorus, however this piece has so much more to offer. In most of Handel’s oratorios, the choir sing brief choruses but it is the soloists who dominate. Messiah differs in the fact that it is made up of striking solo arias, interspersed with captivating chorus numbers telling the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and victorious resurrection.

During Victorian times, a trend arose with Messiah being performed by larger and larger musical companies, almost as if a competition was running to see how big an orchestra could get before the stage collapsed.

We can guarantee our stage will hold so you can immerse yourself in the incredible acoustics of the Cathedral’s Nave, as this is sure to be an unforgettable evening.


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Tickets are sold as non-returnable and non-refundable.

This programme is subject to change with no notice. We reserve the right to cancel this event. If we do need to cancel all tickets will be refunded.

Why not join us for dinner before the concert?

Enjoy a two-course dinner in the relaxing surroundings of the Cathedral Cafe before joining us for an evening of wonderful music.

Enjoy a two-course dinner with a glass of prosecco for only £25.95 per person.

Main course

Chicken, served with champ mashed potato and roasted vegetables

Mushroom wellington served with champ mashed potato and roasted vegetables (V)


Creme brulee served with shortbread

Sticky toffee pudding served with ice cream

Contact the Cathedral Cafe to book your table

01522 561654