Sara Macliver – soprano Alexandra Sherman – alto Christopher Field – countertenor Paul McMahon – tenor Teddy Tahu Rhodes – bass
Cantillation Orchestra of the Antipodes Antony Walker – conductor
Handel’s Messiah has been a Christmas tradition for generations. The first performance took place on a Tuesday afternoon in Dublin in the spring of 1742; today, thousands gather every Christmas to sing and hear Handel’s masterpiece. Its most famous moment, the Hallelujah Chorus, is one of the most joyous and popular pieces of music ever written.
ABC Classics presents a deluxe edition of its legendary recording – the only complete Messiah by an all-Australian cast. The set includes a double CD album plus a DVD featuring the complete Messiah filmed in the magnificent Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, part of St Patrick’s Estate in the Sydney suburb of Manly.
The cast – one of the finest vocal line-ups ever assembled in Australia – includes Sara Macliver and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and the deluxe packaging of this 2CD and DVD set with accompanying booklet makes this an ideal Christmas gift or a real treat for any music lover.
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
CDs 1 & 2:
Complete Messiah, filmed at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, Manly, Sydney
Plus bonus content including interviews with the cast