Beginning this December, Manchester Camerata presents an enchanting orchestral programme featuring achingly beautiful festive arrangements, Christmas carols with a gospel twist and a uniquely stirring candlelit tribute to the masters of baroque to commence the new year in style.

For each performance, the best seats in the house are available at £10 for under 30s (limited availability), £3 for Gorton Residents, £5 for Students and £5 for Under 16s + Booking fee.

Handel’s Messiah: A Different Perspective | Gorton Monastery | Sun 3 Dec | 3pm | £8-£33

Staged in collaboration with long-time Artistic Partner Kantos Chamber Choir, Manchester Camerata return for the festive season with another soaring candlelit rendition of Handel’s Messiah, performed in the round amidst the sublime grandeur of Gorton Monastery’s Great Nave.

A guaranteed sell-out, the unmissable seasonal concert offers a blissfully tranquil reprieve from modernity’s countless obligations and the imminent Christmas frenzy with a timeless recital of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus, followed by ‘For unto us a child is born’.

This event is now very close to capacity – act fast and book your ticket using the link below.

Festive Happening with AMC Gospel Choir | Albert Hall | Sun 10 Dec | 3pm | £4.30-£34

In their final performance of 2023, the Camerata join AMC Gospel Choir on the Albert Hall Stage to continue their beloved annual Christmas tradition with a gospel-inflected carol concert featuring poignant yuletide favourites for the whole family to enjoy.

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Winter Baroque by Candelight | Gorton Monastery | Sun 28 Jan | 3pm | £23-£28

Billed as ‘an intimate celebration of baroque music’, the first concert of 2024 returns to the Great Nave of Gorton Monastery for another intimate yet resplendent in-the-round recital which evokes the peerless majesty of Bach, Vivaldi and Rameau with a programme of iconic violin and cello concertos.

Featuring solo performances from Manchester Camerata Leader Caroline Pether alongside Principal Cellist Hannah Roberts, Baroque by Candelight is led by Artistic Partner Daniel Pioro, a breathtakingly exciting violinist whose 2019 proms debut was described as ‘the most inventive and engaging’ by The Daily Telegraph.

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The Monastery, 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF
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Thu 9 Nov 2023