Handel’s epic choral oratorio hasn’t been performed in Brisbane for over 20 years, and it’s our privilege to bring this fantastic music to a local audience after such a long gap.
We’re thrilled to have secured the services of not only Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, but also renowned music personality Graham Abbott, who will conduct and give a pre-concert talk In the Brisbane City Hall Auditorium at 2:15pm.
Our soloists include Sarah Crane (soprano), Emily Turner (soprano), Jessica Low (mezzo soprano), and Nick Kirkup (tenor), Shaun Brown (baritone) and Daniel Smerdon (baritone). In addition, renowned organist Christopher Wrench will open the concert with movements from Handel’s sparkling Organ Concerto No 13.
A huge endeavour such as this comes at considerable financial cost, and ticket sales alone will not cover every aspect of production. Your contribution, which for sums of $50 or higher will be acknowledged in our printed programme, will go towards these key items:
Professional Orchestra fees (total): $25,000
Soloists (total): $8,000
This is beyond the usual financial scope of either of the partner choirs, but we believe in the project and are certain it’s worth the risk to present such a remarkable work, especially with the finesse of Camerata and the flair of Graham Abbott.
Both choirs have considerable experience at singing Handel, having separately performed the “Messiah” with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra multiple times in the past. The passion, drive and skill of our renowned choir director, Emily Cox, will prepare us for a once-per-generation musical experience, and your support will allow us to successfully realise the project with reduced financial risk.
For further concert information, please go to www.brisbanechorale.org.au.