Saturday 13 December 2014 at 7:00pm
Sunday 14 December 2014 at 5:00pm
Matthew Halls conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Christopher Field counter-tenor
Richard Butler tenor
Christopher Purves bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Messiah is a unique musical experience: its dramatic story of faith, suffering and redemption includes many treasured musical moments, including Rejoice greatly, the Hallelujah chorus, I know that my Redeemer liveth and The trumpet shall sound – all part of a masterpiece of the Baroque, one which offers a message of belief that continues to resonate through time. The MSO Chorus joins a magnificent cast, conducted by one of the world’s most widely acclaimed interpreters of the work, for these superb performances.
Pre-concert talk (13 December at 6pm and 14 December at 4pm)
MSO’s Operations Coordinator Lucy Rash will present a talk on the artists and work featured in this program.