Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín is hosting Händel’s Messiahon Wednesday, 19th at 7:30 pm, a participative concert fostered by Obra Social “la Caixa”. Conducted by Daniel Reuss, Sala Sinfónica welcomes the show by Orquesta del Siglo XVIII, Cappella Amsterdam plus 160 non-professional singers from six Tenerife choirs along with soloists soprano Ruby Hughes, counter- tenor Luciana Mancini, tenor Stuart Jackson, and bass James Newby.

For 23 years Obra Social “la Caixa” has offered music lovers the chance to take part in a major pedagogic project with renowned professional musicians and performers in one of the most emblematic works in the world: Messiah. This is the fourth time the institution holds a participative concert in Tenerife, bringing together stage and audience.

Under the baton of the prestigious British conductor, Orquesta del Siglo XVIII and Cappella Amsterdam, plus a group of soloists will be on the stage.  Non-professional singers from six different choirs will join them from their seats: Coral Reyes Barlet, Coral Universitaria de la Laguna, Coro Carpe Diem, Coro de la Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza Villa de la Orotava, Coro Juvenil David Goldsmith and Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de la Laguna.

The experience for local singers participating in a concert of this kind started with choir individual work and then went on with rehearsals together which began in October. The intense work to prepare for the rehearsals which total more than 30 hours, has been led by Félix Redondo and Jordi Casas Bayer so that the goals set by Reuss are achieved.

Participative Messiah includes a wide range of participants: different ages, knowledge level, and origin make up a mosaic of citizens with a common interest in choral music.

Tickets for both performances can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on on this link  or calling  902 317 327.