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Handel's Messiah 2023

Fri Apr 7, 19:30 - Sun Apr 9, 22:30

City Hall


The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town presents Handel’s Messiah together with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Handel’s Messiah, composed 282 years ago has stood the test of time. As one of the most frequently performed oratorios of all time, this much beloved work is cherished across the world.

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town has performed Messiah every Easter since 1967, except when Covid kept us from the stage. It is a staple and firm favourite on the Cape Town musical calendar.

Perhaps best remembered for its exuberant “Hallelujah” chorus, this English oratorio sets liturgical texts that celebrate the prophecy, birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to glorious Baroque orchestration.

Even if you are not religious, the music and voices raised in lyrical celebration are wonderful to hear. The Easter weekend is the perfect occasion to experience Handel’s Messiah.


Björn Bantock


Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra


Antoinette Huyssen — Soprano

Minette du Toit-Pearce — Alto

Willem Bester — Tenor

Thato Machona — Bass


City Hall

Dates and times:

7 April 2023 at 19H30

9 April 2023 at 19H30



online ticket sales are closed. Tickets available at the door.


Handel's Messiah 2023
City Hall
City Hall, 56 Darling St, CBD, Cape Town, 8001
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