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Illawarra Choral Society – Handel’s Messiah

Sat 7 Dec

Messiah is one of the best known and most performed choral works in the western canon.

The Illawarra Choral Society performs Messiah every second year in the Wollongong Town Hall with its magnificent organ. The choir will continue this tradition in December 2019 and will, once again, attempt to raise the roof of the Town Hall with their performance of the Hallelujah Chorus.

This oratorio was composed by George Frideric Handel in just three weeks in 1741. Following the first performance in Dublin, the response to Messiah was overwhelming as the Dublin Journal wrote: “Words are wanting to express the exquisite delight it afforded to the admiring crowded audience. The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.”

Under the baton of Musical Director Meryl Jackson-Kew, the Illawarra Choral Society choir will be joined by guest soloists, organ and orchestra.

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