Dir: Reneltta Arluk, Joel Ivany, Canada, 2020.
Jonathon Adams, Looee Arreak, Spencer Britten.
Presented in partnership with Against the Grain Theatre.
Featuring the UPEI Chamber Singers.
The multi-award-winning innovative team at Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) is proud to present Messiah/Complex, a bold interpretation of Handel’s Messiah, created in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Fusing diverse choral traditions and voices from every province and territory in Canada with one of the most enduring classical works of all time, Messiah/Complex showcases multilingual translations, and features a diverse cast of soloists and choirs, accompanied by the exceptional sounds of the TSO, conducted by Johannes Debus (Canadian Opera Company), and co-directed by Joel Ivany (Against the Grain Theatre), and Reneltta Arluk (Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity). “A rousing and decidedly Canadian version of Handel’s Messiah.” – The New York Times “A joyful screen adaptation of Handel’s holiday staple… Messiah/Complex unveils a moving mosaic” – Globe and Mail