Composed in 1741. First performed in Dublin in 1742. Premiered in London a year later. And today a time-honored event on December schedules. At the Royal Albert Hall, in the city that created Christmas as we know it (bend the knee to both Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens), the Messiah is major—a huge tradition. If you’re in town, why not join in? —L.J.
Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2AP, UK Get Directions »