For 80 years the MSO has marked the festive season with a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, and in 2020 the tradition continues. Featuring soprano Greta Bradman and tenor Samuel Sakkar, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Northey are joined digitally by the Melbourne Symphony Chorus. To commemorate this 80 year tradition, the MSO are joined by a community choir of hundreds to sing the grand finale of the work, the Hallelujah Chorus. PROGRAM HANDEL Messiah ARTISTS Benjamin Northey, conductor Greta Bradman, soprano Samuel Sakker, tenor Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Chorus
The MSO’s Perfect End To 2020
Good bye and good riddance! A whimsical and festive farewell to 2020 hosted by Eddie Perfect with special guests.
Eumeralla: a war requiem for peace
A journey of reconciliation in the world premiere of Deborah Cheetham AO’s powerful war requiem for peace.
Sir Andrew’s Messiah
Experience a beloved Christmas tradition from fresh perspectives with Sir Andrew Davis’ orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Celebrate the launch of MSO.LIVE with our first digital concert, featuring Julian Yu’s technicolour orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition alongside the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Australian composer Katy Abbott.
Preview: Chinese New Year
To celebrate the Year of the Ox, a brief taste of the recording of the Chinese New Year concert performed in Hamer Hall with Principal Conductor in Residence, Benjamin Northey. Coming soon to MSO.LIVE.