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Handel’s “Messiah” Event Available Online

Performance features projected illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible

Posted April 20, 2021 in Religious Institutions

In a livestreamed event on April 8, London’s famous St. Martin-in-the-Fields church was host to a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” complemented by projections of illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible on the church’s iconic east window. Those who missed the live event still have the opportunity to watch the recording until May 8.

The concert combined orchestral and choral performers from the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. Martin’s Voices alongside the work of projection artists from Nina Dunn Studio. As Dunn explained, the projected illuminations from the Bible were “deconstructed and reconstructed for the space” and chosen to complement the music of “Messiah.”

Recapping the event, Andrew Earis, the church’s Director of Music, said, “St Martin’s is thrilled with the feedback from audience members, who felt the audio and visual impact of the concert was breathtaking and stunningly beautiful. One viewer commented that it was ‘disarmingly moving’ as an online concert experience.”

Tickets are £10 (approximately $13.77) and can be purchased on the St. Martin-in-the-Fields website until May 8.