Handel: Messiah (2CD+DVD)

ABC Classics & Jazz
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Orchestra of the Antipodes, Anthony Walker

Sara Macliver – soprano
Alexandra Sherman – alto
Christopher Field – countertenor
Paul McMahon – tenor
Teddy Tahu Rhodes – bass

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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Messiah HWV56

CDs 1 & 2:

Complete Messiah


Complete Messiah, filmed at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, Manly, Sydney

Plus bonus content including interviews with the cast