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The Song Company presents Handel’s Messiah Part I

Written by Aksel Ritenis

The Song Company presents
Handel’s Messiah Part I

A ‘Salon’ performance streamed into your living room!
Wed 9 Dec 7 pm – via the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall







The Song Company presents a ‘Salon Performance’ of Part I of Handel’s perennial favourite,
sung in intimate surroundings by the Song Company soloists with instrumental artists from Bach Akademie Australia.

This is the Messiah we had to have!
The ultimate response to everything that 2020 has thrown at both musicians and music lovers:
a livestream performance via the web, with the opportunity for audiences around Australia – and the world – to join in!

Handel’s Messiah was an instant success from the premiere performance in 1742 in Dublin.
The first review quotes: “The Sublime, the Grand and the Tender…the most elevated, majestic and moving Words,
conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear!”

And who could argue? The traditional seasonal favourite has always delighted audiences and singers alike.

Now, The Song Company performs the popular Part I of the Handel’s most beloved work for Christmas in a special presentation designed for these times.
Twelve of Australia’s finest singers and 5 outstanding instrumentalists bring this ‘living room’ Messiah to your living room,
revealing a surprising intimacy in this grandest of oratorios.


The performance boasts something even more special: digital release of audio learning guide tracks
so you can sing along at home and/or practice with your local choir.
Guide tracks are included in our Silver and Gold memberships that are available to purchase as a monthly or annual subscription.
See all membership options here:

Artistic Director Antony Pitts says 2020 has been a year of “RE-everything” – in particular RE-thinking, RE-inventing and RE-organising.

“It is a year where we have focused on new opportunities and new ways of presenting our repertoire.
And this is how the idea was born to finish the year with one of the most loved and most popular pieces
that RE-unites music lovers around the world: Handel’s Messiah.”

At Christmas time, many people join choirs to experience the joy of being part of a musical ensemble
and performing one of the most famous works in the classical repertoire.

With 12 of the country’s finest vocal soloists – along with a chamber group of instruments presented by the Bach Akademie Australia 
The Song Company will bring Australia – and the world – Part I of Handel’s Messiah in a way that’s never seen or heard before!
Join us. Join in!


The Song Company presents Handel’s Messiah, Part 1
Wed 9 Dec 7pm – Streamed via Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
All Tickets $24   Bookings:
Direct link:
Learn the Music (Audio Guide Tracks):  
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Anna Sandström, Amy Moore, Taryn Fiebig – Sopranos
Hannah Fraser, Janine Harris, Steph Dillon – Altos
Dan Walker, Ethan Taylor, Koen van Stade – Tenors
Andrew O’Connor, Hayden Barrington, Thomas Flint – Basses

Instrumentalists: Members of the Bach Akademie Australia, directed by Madeleine Easton:
Madeleine Easton – violin 1
Michelle O’Young – violin 2
Nicole Forsyth – viola
James Beck -cello

Francis Greep – Associate Artistic Director & piano
Antony Pitts – Artistic Director & Conductor

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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