In the media - Tim will conduct 400 singers

9 December 2010

Tim Chung will take charge of more than 400 performers under his baton for this year's Christmas performance of George Frideric Handel's massive choral work Messiah at Sydney Town Hall.

The iconic choral work, written in 1741 and first performed in Dublin two years later, was written to convey the true meaning of Christmas and includes the festive Hallelujah chorus.

Tim graduated from The Con with a masters in Education and Music. He later joined the music staff at Trinity Grammar in Summer Hill. He has worked with Sydney-based ensembles, including St Marys Cathedral Choir and the Sydney University Musical Society.

"It's a work that a lot of the singers know very well, which gives you confidence as a conductor,'' he told the Inner West Courier.

"The longest serving singers of this group have been involved for 50 years and we even have one who has been doing it for the 70 years, so they know it very well, it's an annual pilgrimage for the singers.''

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