2 - Messiah at The Foundling Hospital

Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular pieces in western music yet few people know the extraordinary story of how it first came to public attention and helped to save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and journalist Tom Service present this one-hour film which re-creates the first performance of Messiah at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1750 and tells how this special fundraising concert helped maintain the Hospital and heralded a golden age of philanthropy.

Reef Television
United Kingdom
Directed by
Rob Coldstream
Dirk Nel
59 minutes
Festival Awards
Czech Crystal: 2nd category