A Weekend of ‘Messiah’ at St Peter’s

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May

Come and enjoy Messiah!

7.30pm – Doors open from 6.45pm

The Messiah was performed in an English parish church for the first time in 1759. It was held in St Peter’s church in the small hamlet of Church Langton in rural Leicestershire. The event was so popular, it caused traffic jams and filled every inn, in the area!

This weekend gives you the chance to find out how this unique performance came to be and why St. Peter’s was chosen – and then to enjoy a performance of the oratorio itself by The Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins with the Community Choir – Join in either as a member of the audience or as part of the Community Choir.

Neil Crutchley Talk

The celebration begins with an illustrated talk by Neil Crutchley (former Leicester Mercury’s ‘Mr. Leicester’ columnist)

Friday 13th May at 7.30pm

Tickets £8 on the door, £5 with concert ticket

Come and sing Messiah

Experienced singers may join the Community Choir, in the afternoon from 2pm, in advance of the performance in the evening.

Saturday 14th May, 2pm – 5pm rehearsal – 7.30pm full performance
£5 to sing

On Saturday 14th May, 7.30pm, the full performance, featuring the Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins and the Community Choir. Tickets £15.

Book now

Book now by email maxinejohnson.1@btinternet.com / or Tel: 01858 545160 or complete the simple form below, stating the number of tickets required for each event and if you would like to join the Community Choir.


Please note: There are no toilet facilities inside church, but car parking and toilet facilities available at Langton Community Hall approx five minutes walk from church

Access

Limited wheelchair access – please advise us if you are a wheelchair user, so we can assist entry to the building.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local and national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please do not attend if anyone in your family is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.

Directions

Find us just off the B6047 Market Harborough to Melton Road, 3 miles from Kibworth, 6 miles from Market Harborough. Postcode for satellite navigation systems LE16 7SZ
What three word link: https://w3w.co/cubed.thinkers.upholds

A Weekend of ‘Messiah’ at St Peter’s

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May

Come and enjoy Messiah!

The Messiah was performed in an English parish church for the first time in 1759. It was held in St Peter’s church in the small hamlet of Church Langton in rural Leicestershire. The event was so popular, it caused traffic jams and filled every inn, in the area!

This weekend gives you the chance to find out how this unique performance came to be and why St. Peter’s was chosen – and then to enjoy a performance of the oratorio itself by The Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins with the Community Choir – Join in either as a member of the audience or as part of the Community Choir.

Neil Crutchley Talk

The celebration begins with an illustrated talk by Neil Crutchley (former Leicester Mercury’s ‘Mr. Leicester’ columnist)

Friday 13th May at 7.30pm

Tickets £8 on the door, £5 with concert ticket

Come and sing Messiah

Experienced singers may join the Community Choir, in the afternoon from 2pm, in advance of the performance in the evening.

Saturday 14th May, 2pm – 5pm rehearsal – 7.30pm full performance
£5 to sing

On Saturday 14th May, 7.30pm, the full performance, featuring the Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins and the Community Choir. Tickets £15.

Book now

Book now by email maxinejohnson.1@btinternet.com / or Tel: 01858 545160 or complete the simple form below, stating the number of tickets required for each event and if you would like to join the Community Choir.


Please note: There are no toilet facilities inside church, but car parking and toilet facilities available at Langton Community Hall approx five minutes walk from church

Access

Limited wheelchair access – please advise us if you are a wheelchair user, so we can assist entry to the building.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local and national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please do not attend if anyone in your family is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.

Directions

Find us just off the B6047 Market Harborough to Melton Road, 3 miles from Kibworth, 6 miles from Market Harborough. Postcode for satellite navigation systems LE16 7SZ
What three word link: https://w3w.co/cubed.thinkers.upholds

Organ Recital at St Peter’s

Sunday 26th September 2021 – 2.30pm

Simon Ainge, Organist at Billesdon Church, will play works composed by George Frideric Handel and others in a special recital to celebrate the birthday of Rev’d William Hanbury, also on 26th September, who was responsible for organising the first performance of Handel’s, Messiah in a Parish Church in 1759. We are delighted to welcome Simon who has selected a lovely and varied programme for the occasion.

Please note the event is ticketed – £5 and £8, see full details below – and please note that full facilities as well as car parking are available at the Langton Community Hall which is approximately 10 minutes’ walk further along, just after the school.

Recital starts promptly at 2.30pm, so please take your seats in advance and allow time to park at the Community Hall and walk down. Concert will last approximately one hour.

Organ recital poster

Booking Details

Advance booking required.                                                           
Contact: Roz Folwell 01858 545160 r.folwell@btinternet.com

Booking opens: 1 August 2021 00:00
Booking closes: 25th September 2021 00:00

Access

No wheelchair access, uneven ground in churchyard

Important information – Please note! There are no toilet facilities inside church, but car parking and toilet facilities available at Langton Community Hall approx five minutes walk from church, where Cream Teas will be available in aid of St Peter’s Church.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please do not attend if anyone in your family is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.

Directions

Find us just off the B6047 Market Harborough to Melton Road, 3 miles from Kibworth, 6 miles from Market Harborough. Postcode for satellite navigation systems LE16 7SZ – What three word link: https://w3w.co/cubed.thinkers.upholds


Organised by

Roz Folwell

Download details here