The Salford Choral Society has performed the Messiah every year since it was formed in 1947 and will be accompanied at this year's event by the Philharmonic Ensemble, and four soloists who all began their professional careers at the RNCM.
Soprano Nadine Livingston was the winner of the 2008 Clonter Opera Prize and is currently an emerging artist at Scottish Opera. Alto Georgina-Rosanna
Murray comes from Manchester and is doing postgraduate study at Trinity College of Music. Philip Smith, baritone, began his career as National Otter Surveyor of England before finding his voice and winning the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing of Strauss in 2007, while tenor John Pierce was a finalist in the Young Welsh Singer of 2008.
The Salford Choral Society has gained a reputation as one of the best choirs in the North West and this latest version of the Messiah should be a blast.
Saturday12 December 7.30pm
The Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester
Tickets: £17.00 (Concessions £13.00)
from RNCM Box Office: 0161-907 5555,
www.rncm.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Salford Choral Society is always looking for new members, especially men! The ability to read music or experience of other choirs is an advantage, but not a requirement. If you're interested in joining the choir call Sue Wheeler 01942 670142 , email email@example.com or visit www.salfordchoral.org.uk