Christmas Lecture - Handel's Messiah

Ref: C3532954

This lecture is part of our Christmas events. The subject specialist will deliver the lecture, with a limited time at the end for questions. Do you like the music of Handel? Would you like to learn more about Handel as a composer and the creation of ' The Messiah'? This course will provide you with the context of this choral work with a focus on the Christmas music.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to Handel's 'Messiah' with a focus on the Christmas music.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know about the life and times of Handel.
  • Know what inspired Handel to write 'The Messiah'.
  • Know which pieces of the work relate specifically to the season of Christmas.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

If you have a copy of the score of the music then please bring it along, however, this is not compulsory.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Christmas Lecture - Handel's Messiah

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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