The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town is joined by former choir members for its traditional performances of Handel’s Messiah over the Easter weekend.
Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, Messiah is an English-language oratorio which has become one of the world’s most popular choral works. Handel’s Messiah depicts Christ’s birth, passion and resurrection through timeless and inspiring music, including the famous and iconic ‘Hallelujah Chorus.’
The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town is one of Cape Town’s oldest and best-loved choral groups. A dedicated choir of more than 120 amateur singers, of all ages and backgrounds, it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Raymond Hughes is the conductor for both of these performances of Handel’s Messiah. Formerly the musical director of the Choir from 1986 – 1991, he has also been Chorus Master at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and other renowned operas worldwide. Under his baton, the choir is accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, soprano Louise Howlett, alto Monika Voysey, tenor Given Nkosi, and bass Barend van der Westhuizen.
Venue: Cape Town City Hall, Darling St, Cape Town
Time: Fri 14 & Sun 16 April at 7.30pm
Cost: R180 – R200
WIN WITH WHAT’S ON IN CAPE TOWN: To stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town’s performances of Handel’s Messiah, simply leave your full name and a comment below, stating which date you would prefer: Fri 14 or Sun 16 April. Draw takes place on 6 April 2017.
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