Handel's Messiah will be performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and live streamed from Sydney Opera House to coincide with celebrations for International Day of People with Disability 2015.
The live streaming of the Messiah is a free access initiative specifically for people with disability living in regional, remote and interstate communities, or for anyone who cannot attend the Sydney Opera House performances [all dates below].
When: Sunday 6 December 2015, live streaming begins at 12.50pm AEDT
Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Youtube link for the live streaming: https://youtu.be/KfTn9pUZ2Uw
Access: Live Streaming, Live Captioning, Audio Description, Auslan Signing Choir
A copy of the Messiah text is also available for download prior to the live streaming by emailing email@example.com
For more information watch the Sydney Philharmonia Choir promotional video for the event: https://youtu.be/t6FwpdJ1WVM
Description of event: Handel's greatest and most loved choral masterpiece sung by more than 500 voices at the Sydney Opera House. Brett Weymark conducts the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to mark the start of the festive season.
In a world first, and in partnership with Accessible Arts and Sydney Opera House, the concerts will be signed live by a choir of 12 to bring another element of meaning to this powerful piece of music. Hallelujah!
The live streaming will also be audio described live for people who are blind or have low vision.
Conductor: Brett Weymark
Signing Choir Director: Alex Jones
Soprano: Rachelle Durkin
Alto: Louise Callinan
Tenor: Jonathan Abernethy
Bass: Rodney Earl Clarke
Christmas Choir , Symphony Chorus , Signing Choir , Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra
Interested in attending the live Messiah performances?
Dates for Messiah 2015:
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