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December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$28 – $38
What makes this concert interesting…
- The Messiah wasn’t originally intended for Christmas. It was always intended for Lent but the Victorians moved it to Christmas
- Handel wrote Messiah in 18 days for a fairly small ensemble. Handel’s orchestra and choir was pretty small, maybe 20 musicians and 15 singers
- Handel wept while he composed the Hallelujah Chorus and claimed he saw visions of angels while he worked on the piece.
A Christmas tradition…
The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Stephen Candow, together with the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO presents Handel’s Messiah. Set in the historic and captivating Basilica, soloists include: Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Aleks Romano, mezzo-soprano; E. Mark Murphy, tenor; and Joel Allison, baritone. Handel’s Messiah takes place at 8PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
This concert is presented by Cox & Palmer.
Tickets ($28-$38) available at the ACC Box Office (729-3900) and online at www.artsandculturecentre.com or at the door.
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