With just 2 weeks to go, the excitement is mounting. On Sunday 18th November nearly 600 singers will converge on Sydney Town Hall to herald the Christmas season by performing perhaps the greatest European classical work – Handel’s Messiah. Individual NSW singers are coming from as far away as Albury in the south, Lennox Head in the north and Inverell (150km north of Tamworth) in the north-west. There is even a sprinkling of singers travelling inter-state for this great occasion, hosted in Sydney’s beautifully restored Town Hall.
The grandeur of the venue will be matched by the sound of the great Organ – one of the world’s largest – which will be played by Sydney University Organist Amy Johansen. Grand too will be the sound of soloists Angela Brun, Timothy Chung, Pascal Herington and Alexander Knight – read more about them here.
Hosts Sydney University Graduate Choir are delighted to welcome not only the many individual singers but also groups from four other NSW choirs – Illawarra Choral Society, Pyrmont Sings!, Sutherland Shire Choral Society and Toronto U3A.
The wonderful Sydney University Graduate Choir Orchestra will once again be thrilling the audience, and this entire, great enterprise will be brought together by conductor Maestro Christopher Bowen OAM.
For those of us singing, it’s going to be a highlight of the year. And for those music lovers still without a ticket – you can avoid the queue on the night by buying by phone or online now through Seymour Centre or Ticketmaster. See you there!
The performance is generously supported by the City of Sydney and Westfield Sydney.