Comfort Ye – Ev’ry Valley – Messiah/Complex

Against the Grain Theatre’s Messiah/Complex premiered online in December of 2021 to critical praise. Incorporating newly commissioned translations into Dene, Inuktitut, Southern Tutchone, Arabic and French, Handel’s perennial favorite – accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra – featured singers from every territory and province in Canada. Here, set against vibrant Vancouver locales, tenor Spencer Britten takes us from the hushed intimacy of Comfort Ye to the exuberant flourishes of Ev’ry Valley.