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
Recorded live at the Bowl comes a jazz infused program led by Benjamin Northey featuring the world premiere of Vanessa Perica’s Love is a Temporary Madness.
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Beyond the Score: WATA
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Special Announcement Presentation: Jaime Martín
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Brahms' Symphony No.2
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