ASO rings in fes­tive sea­son

Sunday Mail - - NEWS - MATT GIL­BERT­SON

IT’S as Christ­mas as sleigh rides but this year Ade­laide will get an ex­tra spe­cial treat when the Ade­laide Sym­phony Or­ches­tra per­forms Han­del’s Mes­siah with Chris­tian Curnyn, a Han­del spe­cial­ist from the UK, di­rect­ing the or­ches­tra for the first time.

“Af­ter Jin­gle Bells, you’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of mu­sic more syn­ony­mous with Christ­mas than the Hal­lelu­jah! Cho­rus from Han­del’s Mes­siah which is, af­ter all, the world’s most per­formed piece of clas­si­cal mu­sic,” ASO man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Vin­cent Cic­carello says.

“It’s the per­fect piece for the ASO to end what’s been a fan­tas­ti­cally busy year.”

But it’s not just in El­der Hall where the ASO will be spread­ing Christ­mas cheer this hol­i­day sea­son.

On Fri­day, the ASO Brass En­sem­ble will per­form in Run­dle Mall at 5.45pm to en­ter­tain Christ­mas shop­pers.

Pic­ture: NAOMI JELLICOE

CHRIST­MAS CLAS­SICS: ASO per­form­ers Emma Gre­gan, Sarah Bar­rett and Tim Skelly play their french horns in Run­dle Mall.

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