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Sydney Opera House with Handel Messiah promo text

Handel's Messiah Live Streamed

Performed in Auslan with Live Captioning

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:

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

For more information watch the Sydney Philharmonia Choir promotional video for the event: 

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:

  • Thursday 3 December, 8pm
  • Saturday 5 December, 8pm
  • Sunday 6 December, 1pm [with live streaming]
Tickets are available and can be purchased online by visiting the Sydney Philharmonia Website.