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The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town invites you to experience one of Cape Town's great Easter Weekend traditions - attending a performance of Handel's Messiah.

Composed in 1741, in only 24 days, Handel’s immortal oratorio 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 sets liturgical texts that celebrate the prophecy, birth, death, resurrection and glorification of Jesus Christ to glorious Baroque music. Even if you are not religious, the music and voices raised in lyrical celebration are wonderful to hear.

Cape Town’s own Brandon Phillips will be conducting this year’s performances. He conducted the choir's Messiah concerts in 2011 and 2013, bringing new energy and pace to the performances, and we look forward to working with him again.

The choir prides itself on working with very talented soloists and giving opportunities to young, emerging talent. This year, we are excited to be singing with :

Soprano: Magdalene Minnaar  

Alto: Monika Voysey     

Tenor: Arthur Swan

Bass: Conroy Scott     

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Follow us on Facebook (The Philharmonia Choir, Cape Town) or Twitter (@CapeChoir) to meet the soloists and conductor.

Secure parking available on the Grand Parade. The City Hall is a wheelchair friendly venue.

When and where?

Darling Street
Cape Town
South Africa

Runs from Fri 19 Apr 2019 at 7:30 PM

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The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town

082 420 2757