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Sage Gateshead

Saturday 17 December 2022   |   7:00pm
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RNS: Messiah

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Tickets – £5.00 to £45.00

Bjarte Eike Director / Violin
Mary Bevan Soprano
Caitlin Hulcup Alto
Matthew Long Tenor
Stephan Loges Bass
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas without a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Featuring some of the most heartfelt and uplifting music ever written, including the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular pieces of classical music in the world. Directed from the violin by Bjarte Eike, expect a performance that brings out all the energy, freshness and sheer inspiration of this timeless classic.

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Concessions are available for:

  • North East First Timers
  • 18-30s
  • 17 & Under and Unemployed (in receipt of benefit)
  • Groups

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bjarte Eike

Baroque violinist Bjarte Eike pushes the boundaries of classical music, constantly looking for new projects in the borderland of genres and reaching out to new audiences with his infectious playing and style. Although rooted in Historically Informed Performance practice he strives to include other artistic aspects in his performances, using visual arts, dance, story-telling and improvisation. Major collaborations include Handel’s Alcina at the Norwegian National Opera, Vespertine with choreographer Liam Scarlett, a staged Messiah with Netia Jones at the Bergen International Festival and recordings and concerts with jazz pianist Jon Balke, including as part of the Siwan project which explores the links between North African Arabic, Andalusian and baroque music.

This broad, unifying approach to music, as well as a desire to curate exhilarating new experiences for audiences has led to him being invited to be Artist-in-Residence at festivals for early music, classical music, folk music, experimental music and jazz and as a conductor he is increasingly in demand for play-direct engagements with major symphony orchestras.


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