By scchoir at 16:44 on 09/05/12
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Handel's Israel in Egypt is a work brimming with vivid choruses: part one's almost-exclusively-choral rollercoaster retelling of Moses and the Israelites' Exodus out of Egypt is packed with exciting and virtuosic choruses depicting plagues of frogs, flies, locusts, hailstones and the parting of the Red Sea to name a few!
The rejoicing of part two allows more opportunity for the six soloists to shine in a series of delightful arias and duets, but it's still the double-choir choruses that dominate, right up until the glorious final chorus that brings this journey of biblical proportions to a rousing conclusion.
As choral works go, they don't come much more dramatic than this!
Saturday 16 June 2012
Bristol Cathedral, 7.30pm
Bristol Choral Society
Warwick Cole - Harpsichord
Adrian Partington - Conductor
Linda Gerrard - Soprano
Rachel Marsh - Soprano
Richard Scott - Countertenor
Gareth Treseder - Tenor
Edwin Hillier - Bass
Christopher Dollins - Bass
Tickets: £20, £15, £12, £8 (under 25s £5, concessions available) are available from Colston Hall box office in person or by phone (0117 922 3686), online via http://tinyurl.com/3fe7ko3 or on the door at the Cathedral on concert night.
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Handel Israel in Egypt: Bristol Choral Society at Bristol Cathedral 16 June 2012
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
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