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Experience performances of traditional carols and festive musical works in the prestigious setting of St Paul’s Cathedral or the Town Hall 

About This Deal

The Deal

$39 for one adult ticket to Handel’s Messiah (total value up to $55)

$39 for one adult ticket to Carols in the Cathedral (total value up to $55)


  • Choose to see the performance of Handel’s Messiah, first performed in 1742
  • Hear pieces like ‘Hallelujah! Chorus’ and ‘Amen! Chorus’ in Melbourne Town Hall
  • Get into the Christmas spirit with choirs led by conductor Andrew Wailes
  • See the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, The Australian Children’s Choir and more
  • Special guest soloists include Anna Leese soprano, Dominica Matthews mezzo-soprano, Richard Butler tenor, and Christopher Tonkin baritone

Dates and Times

Handel’s Messiah at Melbourne Town Hall

  • Sunday, 8 December at 5 p.m.

Carols in the Cathedral at St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Friday, 20 December at 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 21 December at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, 21 December at 8 p.m.

Music aficionados don their Christmas apparel for an afternoon or evening of Christmas carols. Conductor Andrew Wailes will lead the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Melbourne University Choral Society, The Australian Children’s Choir, and RMP Brass Consort and Percussion in renditions of your favourite songs. 

Alternatively, Groupies can see the performance of Handel’s Messiah, which has initially seen the light of day in Dublin in April 1742 and premiered in London a year later. Over 100 musicians from the orchestra and choir play pieces like ‘Hallelujah! Chorus’ and ‘Amen! Chorus’ over three hours in Melbourne Town Hall.

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• Limit of 4 vouchers per option
• Valid for General Admission tickets only
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How to Redeem

Set event dates:
- Handel's Messiah - Melbourne Town Hall
8 Dec 2019: 5pm
- Carols in the Cathedral - St Paul's Cathedral
20 Dec 2019: 8.30pm
21 Dec 2019: 3pm and 8pm
• No booking required
• Present printed voucher on arrival

About Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

The RMP was founded in 1853, by a group of civic leaders and music lovers who wished to bring musical culture of a high standard to the early colony of Victoria, and since that time has presented performances for many historic occasions and important events in the history of Melbourne. Throughout its long existence, the RMP has consistently presented performances of major choral and orchestral works to great acclaim, often as Australian or Melbourne premieres. Performances include Handel's Messiah, Carols in the Cathedral and Beethoven: 1808. The Orchestra has also toured China multiple times.