The Choir of St James’ 2018 concert series Revelations, is themed around the powerful imagery of the Book of Revelations.
Handel’s iconic masterpiece, Messiah, will be the curtain-raiser for the year, leading up to Easter, the time of year for which the oratorio was written. Joining the choir is BachBand@St James’ and soprano Amy Moore, mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell, tenor Richard Butler and bass Christopher Richardson.
Messiah embodies the scale, idiom and style of Handel’s music and this performance by the Choir of St James’ is an opportunity to hear this masterpiece in its historically informed and seasonal context.
The choir, which began 200 years ago, is today thriving in its ninth year under the direction of Warren Trevelyan-Jones, one of the country’s leading choral conductors and choir trainers. As Head of Music at St James’, Warren draws on his experience with leading choirs in Europe, such as the Choir of Westminster Abbey, the Gabrieli Consort, Collegium Vocale (Ghent), the Taverner Consort, The Kings Consort, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen and the Tallis Scholars.
Tickets: From $40. Discounts for Members
Bookings: www.cityrecitalhall.com/ (02) 8256 2222