Sydney Chamber Choir has announced its 2020 season, which Artistic Director Sam Allchurch has described as “a series of masterworks”.

Sam Allchurch (centre) and the Sydney Chamber Choir. Photograph © Pedro Greig

“I just feel like I have the best job in the world conducting the Sydney Chamber Choir,” Allchurch said at the choir’s season launch following its Time & Placeconcert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. “I think we’re all incredibly lucky to be part of it, both as singers and people in the audience, to hear that wonderful music sung with such passion, such skill, such heart, is really very moving.”

The season opens with Handel’s Messiahin March. “Well-known, but we will put our Sydney Chamber Choir stamp on it,” Allchuch said. “And we are delighted to be joined by the Muffat Collective, a wonderful group of incredibly passionate and skilled baroque musicians who will verve to it, and a fantastic cast of soloists.”

The choir will be joined by soprano Amy Moore, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Dillon, tenor Andrew Goodwin and bass Andrew O’Connor.

The choir will join with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in May for performances of Haydn’s Creation– in...

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