Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

Sun 28 November 2021, 3pm,
The Monastery, Manchester

Start your festivities with this most beloved of masterpieces.

Performed by candlelight in the epic setting of the Great Nave of The Monastery, Manchester Camerata are teaming up with the award-winning Nevill Holt Opera to perform a Messiah not to be missed.

Dating back to 1742 the power and beauty of Handel’s rousing ‘Hallelujah’ chorus and ‘For unto us a child is born’ will engulf the incredible natural acoustics of The Great Nave. The performance will transport us back in time away from modern distractions to allow for a moment of stillness, rejuvenation and joy before the holiday period.

Performed by

  • Nicholas Chalmers Conductor
  • Nevill Holt Opera Associate Artists


  • Handel Messiah

Concert Start: 3.00pm

Doors 2:00pm

The performance is roughly 2hr 30 long with a 20 min interval.

Our team will be wearing masks to keep you as safe as possible, we encourage attendees to do the same.  

There are mince pies and mulled wine available for purchase before the show and during the interval.


There are around 160 free parking spaces at the venue as well as bike racks. If you are travelling on public transport, The Monastery is situated between Belle Vue, Ashburys and Gorton train stations and is also on the 205, 230 and 231 bus routes.

For sat navs use: The Monastery, 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF

Tickets are available from £12.50. We also offer £3 tickets for Gorton residents.

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