November 13, 2012 3.15 pm This story is over 132 months old

Lincoln Cathedral choir prepares special performance

Challenging song: One of Lincoln’s finest choirs will be getting residents into the Christmas spirit with a special rendition on The Messiah.

A choir based at Lincoln Cathedral is preparing to perform one of the most well-known but tricky choral works written.

The Cathedral choir will perform Handel’s Messiah on November 24 within the historic building, accompanied by Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra.

The Messiah, first performed in 1742 in Dublin, is a popular but challenging piece used widely across the UK.

Among the choir’s soloists, two former Lincoln choral scholars will also perform — Bozidar Smiljanic, who is studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and Ben Clark, who is now part of Harry Christophers’ training choir, Genesis Sixteen.

Lincoln Cathedral’s choir stands out amongst many other cathedrals due being the second choir to accept girl choristers equal to boys.

Young Members of the Lincoln Cathedral choir practicing for the event:

The performance will begin at 7.30pm, and tickets start at £18, available from Lincoln Minster Shops or online.

The Cathedral is also working with Lincoln Hotel to offer a two-course meal in the Long Room, overlooking the cathedral and two premium concert tickets for £50.

Photo: Lincoln Cathedral Choir Association