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Ireland's Time-Travelling Orchestra

Olivier Award Winners

Praise for the Irish Baroque Orchestra's Wigmore Hall début under Peter Whelan 

Handel 'Messiah' (1742 Dublin version), April 2nd 2023

Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra take a bow at London's Wigmore Hall, under its famous ornate dome.

“I’ll not seek out a live Messiah for the next few years. There might be different interpretations, but there can’t be a more vivid one”***** David Nice, the Arts Desk

“A wonderfully vital and compelling account of Handel’s original version of Messiah where the performers’ sheer sense of joy came over in every note.” Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

Audience Reactions

“An amazing, beautiful and emotionally uplifting experience. For me, without a doubt, the outstanding musical experience of my life so far, bar none”

“The most astonishing performance I’ve ever seen. Every soloist was amazing - so passionate and clearly delighting in each others’ performances too. Really wonderful!”

“An absolutely glorious performance of Messiah”

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