Maxim Emelyanychev Conductor / Harpsichord
Anna Dennis Soprano
Xavier Sabata Countertenor
Andrew Staples Tenor
Matthew Brook Bass Baritone
Gregory Batsleer Chorus Director
HANDEL Messiah HWV 56
From the rousing rejoicing of its famous Hallelujah chorus to visionary serenity and brooding fury, it’s no wonder that Handel’s Messiah has been an iconic work of choral music for nearly three centuries. Charting the life of Christ in some of the composer’s most compelling musical storytelling, it’s a moving spiritual experience for those of all faiths, and of no faith at all.
And with the SCO and SCO Chorus reuniting for the first time since 2019, this is truly an occasion for celebration.