Slam Messiah

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Riverside Theatres
Cnr Market and Church Streets Parramatta
Adult - $45, Concession - $35, Under 18/Student $20
River City Voices
0409776577

Slam Messiah

One iconic masterwork. 60 powerful voices. 3 magnetic soloists. An energised chamber orchestra. And 3 surprising performance poets.

Be part of something new when a choral Christmas tradition meets a beloved Western Sydney art form. This is Handel’s Messiah, iconic since 1742, as you’ve never seen it before.

Walk back with us from the concert hall of today to Messiah’s origins in a complex tapestry of politics, belief and social justice. The text was born from one man’s struggle to keep his faith alive in the face of changing times and governments; the music would become a gift, dedicated time and again through Handel’s lifetime, to children in need. Messiah is a story, spanning centuries and peoples. What messages will our poets find in it, as they respond to the music and meaning? And what message will be in it for you?

Featuring talented local artists including internationally-acclaimed baritone Warwick Fyfe, soprano Sarah Cherlin, and poets J. Marahuyo and Paris Rosemont, alongside Parramatta’s flagship symphonic choir River City Voices.

Conducted by Sarah Penicka-Smith.

In collaboration with WestWords.


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Riverside Theatres
Cnr Market and Church Streets Parramatta
Adult - $45, Concession - $35, Under 18/Student $20
River City Voices
0409776577