Messiah At The Foundling Hospital

2017
59:10

April 4, 2015

Expired 4.0 7 x
Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in western music. Recorded hundreds of times, it contains a tune that's instantly recognisable. Yet few people know the extraordinary story of how this piece came to public attention, or how it helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and Tom Service tells the heart-rending story of how its performance at London's Foundling Hostpital in 1750 helped maintain the Hospital and heralded a golden age of...
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