Handel's Messiah


Wednesday 13 April 2022, 7.30pm, Perth Concert Hall

Presented by WASO and St George's Cathedral

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.

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Handel's Messiah

Handel Messiah Dublin version 1742 (120 mins)

There will be an interval of 20 mins during this performance.

Joseph Nolan conductor
Sara Macliver soprano
Fiona Campbell mezzo soprano
Paul McMahon tenor
David Greco baritone
St George’s Cathedral Consort

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Hugh Lydon. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

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This performance is recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic. For further details visit abc.net.au/classic

Did you know?

Handel's Messiah premiered on 13 April 1742. WASO and St George's Cathedral will perform the work exactly 280 years to the day since its premiere!

Handel began composing English-language works when public taste for Italian opera began to fade in the 1730s.

Messiah was composed in just 24 days.

In 1859, a "Great Handel Festival" was held at the Crystal Palace in Britain, which included a performance of Messiah featuring a chorus of 2,765 singers and an orchestra of 457.

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