Dixit Dominus

Dixit Dominus

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

About this concert

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

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William Hennessy director
Michael Fulcher director
Amelia Jones soprano
Alex Ritter alto
Timothy Reynolds tenor
Lachlan McDonald bass
Polyphonic Voices
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Francis Poulenc – arr. lower strings
Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.8
Fatto per la notte di Natale

Matthew Laing
Pantomime (2020)

George Frideric Handel
Dixit Dominus HWV232


This production is part of the following series: