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Against the Grain Theatre: Messiah

  • The Opera House 735 Queen St. East Toronto, ON Canada (map)

Next up it’s Handel’s Messiah, re-titled AtG’s Messiah, because really: who doesn’t love a rousing Hallelujah Chorus? The score remains intact, but forget about the usual gowns and leather-bound choral folders. AtG artistic director Joel Ivany teams up with dancer/choreographer Jennifer Nichols to give the piece a brand new form and movement, sure to be unlike anything Toronto audiences have seen before.

Presented at The Opera House, Toronto’s favourite east end rock hall, AtG’s Messiah runs for two nights on Dec. 14 and 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. The all-star lineup of fearless soloists includes soprano Jacqueline Woodley, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, tenor Isaiah Bell and baritone Geoffrey Sirett. AtG music director Christopher Mokrzewski conducts the AtG orchestra and chorus. A 19+ event, this isn’t your grandma’s Messiah (but she would love it, so bring her).

Tickets from $40 available online and at door. 19+