Soloists will be Sarah-Jane Rennie, Louisa Pilkington, Adrian Lowe, Wally Enright, Ken Joblin and Chris Whelan.

The Cathedral Orchestra will be led by Natalia M. Lomeiko, with continuo by Rebecca Bendre and Veronica van der Knaap. Don Whelan will direct. 

This annual performance has continued to attract a substantial audience. Messiah proved a popular choice on the group’s first four European tours, and its concerts throughout the Americas.

While awaiting decisions on a future Catholic Cathedral, the spacious and resonant St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester St, is proving an excellent concert venue and temporary home for the regular cathedral music programme.

The adjacent CBS Music Centre provides a substantial second auditorium, with very good acoustics and dedicated lighting, used for rehearsals and chamber music concerts.

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