Messiah at the Foundling Hospital nominated for an International Emmy
Reef Television’s Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has been nominated for best arts programme at the International Emmy Awards which will be on the 23rd of November in New York. At the International Emmys total of 40 nominees from 19 countries are competing in 10 categories for the much coveted award, established to honour excellence in TV programming outside the US.
Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in western music. Yet few people know the extraordinary story of how this much-loved piece came to public attention or how it helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service present this award-winning one-hour drama documentary which re-creates the first performance of Messiah at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1750. The programme was posted at ENVY, online by Adam Grant and graded by Vicki Matich. Our own dubbing mixer Matt Skilton and his sound colleagues Mike Hatch and Kuz Randhawa won a BAFTA Award for Sound Factual for this programme.