After a year away from their traditional Christmas performances of Messiah, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs return to Handel’s masterpiece with a stellar line-up of soloists joining their Symphony Chorus and Massed Choirs.

But in 2013 there’s a difference: a revival of this great oratorio’s 18th century association with charitable support. The premiere of Messiah, in Dublin, was given in aid of several charities, and back in Handel’s adopted city, performances benefiting London’s Foundling Hospital for children became an annual institution. Similarly, the performances of Messiah in 2013 will be presented in association with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Proceeds from the concerts will be shared with the hospital, and volunteers will be at all performances to collect donations.


If you’re new to Messiah, come and experience it in the spirit of its first performances. If you know it well, you’ll not only be enjoying a thrilling performance at a joyous time of year, but also helping a very worthy cause.

Miriam Allan Soprano
Sally-Anne Russell Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Goodwin Tenor
Peter Coleman-Wright Baritone

Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus, Massed Choirs and Orchestra
Conducted by Brett Weymark

Thu 12 Dec 13 7:00pm  Sat 14 Dec 13 1:00pm
Where Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
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