Handel by candlelight at Royal & Derngate

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Baroque genius George Frideric Handel’s masterpieces will be performed in an evocative candlelit setting at Royal & Derngate on Tuesday.

The concert will include some of his most enchanting works including Rejoice Greatly and I Know That My Redeemer Liveth from the Messiah and Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba from the oratorio Solomon, Sarabande.

The evening will climax with a suite from Water Music, composed in 1717 for a concert on the Thames in honour of George I.

The soprano soloist is Rachel Nicholls, who made her debut as Brünnhilde at this year’s Longborough Festival Opera to unanimous acclaim, and the concert also features soloist Crispian Steele-Perkins on Perkins trumpet.

The Mozart Festival Orchestra, in full 18th-century costume, will be directed by Adrian Partington, of Gloucester Cathedral, and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, who will also play harpsichord.

Tickets cost from £29.50 to £16.50 and doors open at 7.30pm.

To book, call 01604 624 811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk