"Historically accurate" music is something that interests me. I do not have a strong musical background; the only extra music education I can claim is playing clarinet four years in school. <BR> My family and I went on a vacation to Australia in April of 2000. In Sydney, I saw a banner in front of St. Andrew's Cathedral that they were performing Handel's Messiah on Easter Sunday. I decided to take my daughters to this performance, based on the cathedral's age; I believe it is the oldest in Sydney, if not all Australia.<BR> It was a wonderful experience, even the children liked it. I did a little research when we returned from "holiday" about Handel's time period, though I can't remember very much about it right now. It seems like there was about a century between the time the music was written and when the church was completed, though. Would that church still have had a snowball's chance of being an "intended" performance area? <BR> How hard is it to find performances of as-it-was-intended music? <P>Thanks,<BR>Windy
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