Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents an afternoon celebrating of one of the most enduring pieces of music in the Western choral tradition. On Sunday, December 2, the Confederation Singers, orchestra, and four guest soloists perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, the Baroque-era oratorio that celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The concert is an annual tradition at the Centre, led by Choral Music Director Donald Fraser.
Written in 1741, Messiahis the most famous creation of German composer George Frederic Handel, and its performance still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer’s death. Ludwig van Beethoven himself, citing Messiah, said that Handel was the “greatest composer that ever lived.”
The Confederation Singers, the Centre’s adult choir, includes 70 members this year from across the community. The Singers present an interesting and varied program of music throughout the year, performing seasonal concerts on local stages and at a variety of events. Other concerts include Choral Music on a Holy Day and the popular holiday tradition Sing along Messiah, where the audience is invited to participate.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.
The Story of Confederation
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: