A Christmas tradition; the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marc David, together with the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO presents Händel’s Messiah. Set in the historic and captivating Basilica, soloists include: Hélène Brunet, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Ryan Downey, tenor; and Matthew Zadow, bass. The concert is presented by Cox & Palmer. Learn more about each piece by clicking on the blue text above.


Listen to our Spotify Playlist to hear some of the music that will be performed at this concert.



The Messiah will take place on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7, 2019 at 8:00pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s. Check out our “Plan Your Visit” page for FAQ’s about attending a concert and to learn more about the venue.

What’s on the go?

Basilica volunteers will be selling crafts and water.

We will be collecting donations for the Gathering Place.

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