Musick Hall in Fishacre Street, where the first performance took place.
George Frideric Handel’s English-language oratorio, Messiah, premiered in Dublin, Ireland on the 13th of April, 1742.
Messiah was composed over a period of only twenty-four days. Handel worked on the music while in London, where he had been living for some years.
Handel in 1733
The premiere in Dublin came during a series of concerts Handel presented in Ireland, and the first performance used the cathedral choirs of St Patrick’s and Christ Church.