Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Scene 1: Darkness to Light, For unto us a child is born
In this video: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Choir and young vocal soloists led by charismatic Artistic Director Paul Dyer performs Handel’s Messiah for the first time in the Brandenburg’s history, live in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
About Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Since the beginning in 1989, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra has become a leading voice in the Australian cultural landscape. The Orchestra’s name pays tribute to the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach, whose musical genius was central to the baroque era. They’ve won five ARIA awards for Best Classical Album (1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010), collaborated with some of the world’s leading talents, and performed more than 1,000 concerts nationwide. Their music includes work from well-known composers like Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart mixed with some lesser known but equally as fascinating musicians like Zelenka, Corrette and Merula. With instruments from the period and talents from today, they breathe fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical music.
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