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Mega Messiah jazzes up Handel

The world-famous oratorio will be performed with contemporary twist

The Millennium Centre will hold the mass performance. Photo courtesy of Karl Gatland.

Handel’s most famous composition will be given a makeover by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama as they lead a mass scratch performance this weekend.
Over 1000 people from all walks of life will convene at the Wales Millennium Centre for Mega Messiah to raise money for Fairbridge De Cymru, a local charity helping disadvantaged young people.
“The college is full of privileged people so it’s great to do something for those less so,” says orchestral manager and music student Toks Dada.
By combining jazz with classical, Toks hopes he can win over audiences unfamiliar with the genre.
“Classical music has a stigma of being inaccessible, and this shows anybody can get involved. I think that’s the most amazing thing about it.”

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