Concert will begin at 05:30 hours GMT
Händel's 'Messiah' with Pierard, Darragh, Egglestone and Shell from Wellington
Händel's 'Messiah' is an oratorio composed in 1741 with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742, and received its London premiere nearly a year later.
Performers: Madeleine Pierard, soprano, Kristin Darragh, mezzo-soprano, James Egglestone, tenor, Martin Snell, bass.
The Tudor Consort. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington