The world has entered a “new normal”, so many habits you took for granted have changed. But the tradition of our biennial Messiah holds fast – a musical anchor to the concert season.
Since 1742, when it was premiered in Dublin, Handel’s Messiah has never left the repertoire. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs has been performing it for nearly a hundred years. With its stirring choruses and sublime solos, and its dramatic expression of faith, Handel’s great oratorio stands as a beacon in the concert calendar – an event to look forward to.
And after a season of singing together again, all our choirs will be joining forces in December for what we think might be our finest, most definitive, performance of Messiah yet. From VOX and the Chamber Singers to our Symphony Chorus and the community of singers in the annual Christmas Choir, we’re all looking forward to singing our favourite Handel oratorio. This is the kind of music that makes us want to spring to our feet and lift our voices in glorious harmony. And we invite you to join us in the Sydney Opera House to experience, once more, the comfort, the inspiration and the energy of Messiah.
Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here
George Frideric HANDEL Messiah
Brett Weymark conductor
Lorina Gore soprano
Ashlyn Tymms mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Jones tenor
Morgan Pierce baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra