Sydney Philharmonia Choirs are set to stage three unique concert events to mark the start of the festive season by performing Handel’s Messiah.

The 400-strong chorister group will sing Handel’s greatest and most loved choral masterpiece at the Sydney Opera House on December 3, 5 and 6th with Brett Weymark conducting and, in a world first, in collaboration with Accessible Arts and the Opera House, the concerts will be signed live by a choir of 18 to bring another element to this powerful piece of music.

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Newcomers to Walsh Bay, Vermillion Art opened its doors last month after a successful launch that saw more than 300 guests and some of Beijing’s’ best contemporary artists turn out to the VIP opening of its inaugural exhibition Beijing Calling.

If you’re in the market for a particularly special Christmas gift or just plain curious about what’s on offer at Walsh Bay’s newest gallery it’s not too late to take in the 8 week event. Vermillion Art is showcasing Beijing Calling until December 12.