Christmas tradition returns to The Joan

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Penrith Symphony Orchestra and Penrith City Choir will be joining forces to end the year on a high, presenting a performance of Handel’s much-loved masterpiece ‘Messiah’ on Sunday, December 4 at The Joan.

For many, ‘Messiah’ needs no introduction, as one of Handel’s most famous compositions. However, this show promises to be quite the spectacle, with a full choir, orchestra and soloists bringing the work to life.

Penrith Symphony Orchestra will be welcoming Luke Spicer back to conduct the event.

Having graduated with a Masters of Conducting from the Sydney Conservatorium as well as studying in Europe, Luke has well and truly established himself as one of Australia’s foremost young conductors. He is currently Principal Conductor of the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, and a conductor and music director with Opera Australia.

Firmly established now as a tradition and Christmas favourite in Penrith, Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s final concert for the year is also a must see for lovers of choral music.

‘Messiah’ will be on at The Joan on Sunday, December 4 at 3pm. Standard tickets are $62. For more information or to book, visit

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