Opera’s take on Messiah sees a dozen strangers seeking comfort in North Herts village church

The Merry Opera Company touring production of The Messiah

The Merry Opera Company touring production of The Messiah - Credit: Archant

A touring take on Handel’s magnificent Messiah oratorio stops off in a North Herts village this weekend.

In the Merry Opera Company’s dramatisation of the famous work, 12 strangers seek spiritual comfort in their struggle to understand the world.

Singing together in a church, they inspire each other to pick up the ragged ends of their faith and look to the future with hope.

The company is completing a seven-date spring tour which includes Sunday’s 6pm performance at Holy Trinity Church in Weston and concludes at the beginning of next month in south-east London, where it is being staged as part of the inaugural Deptford Heritage Festival.

Tickets to Sunday’s show are £15 for adults, half price for those aged 18 and under.

As it’s a small venue, organisers are urging early booking. Tickets are on sale in Weston Stores, at David’s Music in Letchworth, by calling 01462 790573 or emailing westonconcerts@gmail.com.

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