Performed by the Marden Singers, with 60 voices including a number of new and thrilling soloists. All guests to be seated by 2.15pm. Tickets $10 (concessionary $5) at the door. Refreshments provided. To assure our safety guarded parking will be provided by Safeguard. An annual performance of The Messiah by the Marden Singers has become a tradition in Harare. In 1741 Handel wrote the musical score for The Messiah in 22 days. At the time he was aged 56, and was in poor health.
He then directed the first performance in Dublin and donated the proceeds of the performances to various charitable organisations. Basically a man of the theatre, Handel placed the Gospel account on an imaginary stage, driving powerfully forward toward its dramatic climaxes, and regarding the life and suffering of Jesus from the viewpoint of serene confidence in mans' salvation.