Handel Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio
One ofthe most famous pieces of music ever written, Handel's Messiah began its life in Dublin in 1742. Remarkably, not a year has gone without Messiah being perfomed somewhere in the world. Today, beloved by millions, it stands proudly as a keystone of Western classical music.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation proudly presents the first Australian film recording of Messiah. Made especially for television, DVD and CD, this brilliant recording took place at the historic St Patrick's Estate (Recipient of a Cultural Heritage Conservation Award by Unesco). The Cerretti Chapel's glorious setting perfectly offsets Handel's music in this exhilarating performance.