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City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place, Sydney

Running time

approximately 70 minutes, with no interval


CHARPENTIER Messe de Minuit
BOISMORTIER Ballet de Village No. 1
CHARPENTIER Salve puerule

The concerts at City Recital Hall will be physically distanced, with capacity capped at 50% in compliance with NSW State Government health guidelines. See Pinchgut Opera’s current COVID information for audiences.

For enquiries, phone us on (02) 9318 8300 or email

Celebrate the season with Pinchgut

Pinchgut Opera makes its much-anticipated return to the stage this December.

One of Charpentier’s most joyous works, the Messe de Minuit was written in 1694 for midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Based on eleven traditional French carols, the music dances with pure delight.

In a first for Australian audiences, these performances will feature the beautiful sound of the baroque musette, the small bagpipes traditionally heard at Christmas time in France, played by virtuoso Simon Rickard.

We invite you to celebrate the season with us and with the enchanting music of the French baroque.

Messe de Minuit will be available to watch online with a digital concert pass. Please click here for more information.

Your ticket/s: When you purchase a ticket, you will be emailed a receipt. An electronic ticket will be sent on the morning of the event to the same email address.

Cast & Creative

Simon Rickard
Chloe Lankshear
Anna Fraser
Eric Peterson
Nicholas Jones
David Greco
Erin Helyard

Orchestra of the Antipodes