Handel’s Messiah

Programme Notes


Irish Baroque Orchestra
w. Resurgam
feat. Anna Devin, William Purefoy, Dean Power & Alex Ashworth
Directed by Robert Hollingworth

Thursday December 6th | National Opera House Wexford | 7:30pm     BUY NOW
Friday December 7th | St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin | 7:30pm               BUY NOW
Saturday December 8th | Galway Cathedral | 7:30pm                               BUY NOW

Irish Baroque Orchestra’s annual production of Handel’s masterpiece is a memorable and glorious affair. Joined by outstanding soloists and the wonderful Resurgam choir, IBO’s performance tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life’s sorrows and despairs are met by overriding hope and unbridled joy. These concerts are simply unmissable!

This year, we celebrate Handel’s great choral masterpiece in some of Ireland’s finest buildings. With performances at the National Opera House Wexford, St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin and Galway Cathedral,

Our guest director is Robert Hollingworth, who is Artistic Director of the multi award winning I Fagiolini. Robert’s background as a singer and now as a director will surely shed a new and vibrant light on Handel’s beloved masterpiece.

A festive and seasonal event not to be missed!

(Cover Image: IBO Artist, Marja Gaynor- violin. Image by Sarah Doyle Photography, 2017)

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Robert HollingworthDirector
Anna DevinSoprano
William PurefoyCountertenor
Dean PowerTenor
Alex Ashworth Baritone


G.F. Handel: Messiah (HMW 56, 1742)