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Why Messiah?

After a smash hit premiere in Dublin in 1742, Messiah had a controversial debut in London and almost sank without a trace. Its popularity began in 1750, when Handel revived the work for his second benefit concert for the Foundling Hospital, beginning a tradition of annual charity performances. 270 years later and people still rave about it!

Join Canberra Choral Society (CCS) Artistic Director Tobias Cole and Muse’s own Paul Eldon to discuss the everlasting popularity of Handel’s Messiah in a discussion facilitated by CityNews Arts Editor Helen Musa.

This musical Sunday Salon is sure to be an afternoon of thoughtful and entertaining insights into Handel’s masterpiece.

Presented by Canberra Choral Society who will perform Messiah on Saturday 12 December at 7:30pm in Llewellyn Hall, conducted by Tobias Cole.

Tickets: $10 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

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Jane Rawson – Surviving Climate Change
Later Event: December 8
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