An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with a powerful performance of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

I’ve attended in the past, and even if the purists moan about something called “the acoustics”*, for the average joe, stirring song and music in the stunning surroundings of the mighty Cathedral is an overwhelming evening.

Tickets are released in three batches, and the first will be offered this Thur 7th Nov at 3pm — and are entirely free. The performance takes place on Wed 4th December at 6:30pm.

A donations collection tray will be passed around during the toilet-break in the concert.

The Messiah is part of the Cathedral’s Christmas celebrations — full details of which are here.

*Often the same people who wear headphones on the tube, where the acoustics are worse.

Tagged with: ,

The ianVisits website has been running now for just over a decade, initially as a news blog, later adding the events listings guide to the offbeat and geeky events in London.

Advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It’s very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of the ianVisits website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what IanVisits provides, then please support the website here.

Thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *