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For the fifth time, and continuing the tradition started six years ago, the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Errol Girdlestone, will perform Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Monaco on Saturday, December 2.
The 8 pm concert will include international soloists Elenor Bowers-Jolley, Sarah Richmond, Aidan Coburn and Thomas Dear.
One of the greatest musical masterpieces of all times, George Frideric Handel’s
Messiah was first performed in 1742. Composed in English, the Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after the composer’s death. The work – regularly performed during Advent, with its stunning choruses, dramatic arias, and underlying emotional intensity – has become a tradition for many music lovers firmly associated with the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The annual production at St Paul’s Church (22 ave de Grande Bretagne) is possible thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Tickets €30 from FNAC or Carrefour, or at the door based on availability.
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A charity event may help keep the children amused on Thursday, December 29, with a workshop day at U mazaghìn (18, rue Grimaldi) organised by Terres méditerranéennes (Mediterranean Lands), a Monaco-based association created in August 2004 with the ambition to showcase contemporary creation in the fields of Mediterranean art and crafts through exhibitions, markets and ateliers.
At 11 am, a Christmas tale for young and old will be offered by Fabrice Allia, while from 10:30 am to 7 pm, members of Terres méditerranéennes will welcome visitors for a sale of a wide range of local and international crafts, all for the benefit of two important Monaco charities.
A number of regional traditional products have been made thanks to the involvement of the students of the UNESCO Club "I garibai" (the skilled) from Collège Charles III, in favour of the Monegasque charities Namaste and Mission Enfance.
The aim of the Namaste association is to improve the living conditions of Nepalese, particularly in education and health, while Mission Enfance's calling is to help children in distress throughout the world.