Composed in 1741 in only 24 days, Handel’s Messiah has secured a place in history as one of the most frequently performed Oratorios of all time. Perhaps best remembered for its exuberant “Hallelujah” chorus, this English oratorio unfolds over the course of three hours, setting liturgical texts that celebrate the prophecy, birth, death, resurrection and glorification of Jesus Christ. The well-known oratorio is performed to the sounds of Baroque orchestration played by the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra.
The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town has been performing the Messiah every year at Easter since 1968 and this event has become a much-loved tradition in Cape Town.
Cape Town’s own Brandon Phillips conducts this year’s performances. He also conducted the choir’s Messiah concerts in 2011 and 2013, bringing new energy and pace to the performances.
Venue: Cape Town City Hall, Grand Parade, Darling St, Cape Town City Centre
Cost: R210 – R250