Experience the transcendence of Handel’s Messiah in a fresh light, as Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Polyphonic Voices, and brilliant vocal soloists combine to present this enduring wonder of the Baroque.
Messiah has entranced audiences with its emotional depth and variety since its first performances in Dublin in 1742. Creating moments of breathtaking intensity as well as profound introspection, Messiah takes audiences on an enchanting and unforgettable musical journey.
Performing with a chamber orchestra and chamber choir, we return this music to the transparent, vital and intimate soundworld Handel intended.
Our 2024 Season is currently open for subscription package sales. General single ticket sales begin on 23 November 2023.
21 Nov—24 Nov 24
SOPHIE ROWELL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
MICHAEL FULCHER DIRECTOR
ELSPETH BAWDEN SOPRANO
ALEX RITTER ALTO
CHRIS WATSON TENOR
NICHOLAS DINOPOULOS BASS
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
GF HANDEL Messiah HWV56
Performance version around two hours including one 20-minute interval.
Listen to our curated playlist
"PURSUED GREATNESS WITH DETERMINATION + CONFIDENCE"
The Australian on MCO