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Handel & Haydn

Handel’s Coronation Anthems, full of ceremonial majesty, interspersed with three new orchestral interludes to bring the celebratory spirit into the present. Then it’s all the boldness and drama of Haydn’s famous Nelson Mass.

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“Huge applause filled the hall at the close of the performance with the beginnings of a standing ovation.”
 Annabelle Drumm, Sydney Arts Guide, 2021

Jubilation: Handel & Haydn

There’s nothing restrained about this program.

Handel’s Coronation Anthems, commissioned personally by George II, are in the grand ceremonial style – majestic music capturing all the pomp and splendour of the occasion. Haydn’s Nelson Mass is remarkable for its boldness and rich dramatic power.

And we bring the celebratory spirit into the present with three brand new orchestral interludes commissioned from emerging Sydney composers – Tomas Parrish-Chynoweth, Aiden Rosa and our own VOX singer, Aija Draguns. Sublime!

Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here
George Frideric HANDEL Coronation Anthems:
The King Shall Rejoice
Tomas PARRISH-CHEYNOWETH The Fractured Crown*
HANDEL Zadok the Priest 
Aidan ROSA Infeffable *
HANDEL Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
Aija DRAGUNS Lavender Paper Cranes*
HANDEL My Heart is Inditing
Joseph HAYDN Nelson Mass

* Premiere 

Brett Weymark conductor
Penelope Mills soprano
Russell Harcourt countertenor
Louis Hurley tenor
Christopher Richardson bass-baritone
Festival Chorus
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

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Venue Information

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements.

To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, we have indicated Door A, B or C on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

On arrival, please check-in using the Service NSW app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance to the Sydney Town Hall. We encourage you to download the Service NSW app and link your Vaccination Certificate before you arrive for a quick and easy entry.

E-tickets are encouraged, and ticket collection at the Box Office will be limited. The Front of House team will direct you to your seat.

The Box Office at Sydney Town Hall will be open one hour prior to each performance to help you with any questions or issues.

There will be no cloakroom so we encourage you to leave bigger items at home. There will be no bar, however complimentary water will be available from the Front of House team.

Transport options

  • Wilson Parking has a number of parking stations close to Sydney Town Hall. We recommend St Andrew’s House Car Park, Queen Victoria Building Car Park and Citipark Car Park.
  • Getting to the Sydney Town Hall on public transport is easy. Most Sydney Trains stop at Sydney Town Hall, and most CBD busses stop nearby.
  • Plan your trip here or call Transport NSW on 131 500 for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures.

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