Tuesday 26 May 2020 7:30PM

Cancelled: Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Anna Devin soprano; Sophie Gent violin

Dublin 1742


Cancelled Concert
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.


  • Ensemble Marsyas
  • Peter Whelan director
  • Anna Devin soprano
  • Sophie Gent violin

A programme telling the musical backstory to the première of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in April 1742.

  • Supported by Dunard Fund
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Sinfonia in B flat HWV339
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
        • Concerto in A Op. 3 No. 5 'L'estro armonico'
  • Matthew Dubourg (1703-1767)
        • 3 arias from the Royal Birthday Odes for Dublin Castle
        • Concerto for violin
        • Eileen Aroon, with variations set by Mr Dubourg
        • Dubourg's Maggot
  • Interval
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV17
        • Da tempeste il legno infranto
        • Piangerò la sorte mia
        • Concerto Grosso in C HWV318
      • Messiah HWV56
        • I know that my Redeemer liveth
        • Rejoice greatly
  • Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
        • Concerto grosso in D minor after Corelli's 'La Follia' Op. 5 No. 12

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