Even after 100 consecutive performances, the magic of singing Handel’s Messiah continues to excite Auckland Choral.
There are roughly a quarter of a million notes in Messiah and Handel wrote them in 24 days. From the moment of the opening overture followed by the consoling ‘Comfort Ye my People’ the spine tingles with the sense that something special is about to unfold.
Handel confidently announces the birth of Christ with the radiant chorus ‘For unto us a Child is Born’. Then there’s one of the most famous pieces of choral music, the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’. When King George II first heard the ‘Hallelujah’, he leapt to his feet in excitement, which started quite a tradition. Join us to experience the freshness, inspiration and joy of a truly timeless classic full of the most uplifting music ever written.
Let the spirit of Christmas begin…
An exciting lineup of soloists to be released!
Uwe Grodd conductor
Monday 16 December & Tuesday 17 December, 7.30pm
Auckland Town Hall
09 970 9700