Saturday 7th May 2016 at 7.30pm
St George’s Bristol
City of Bristol Choir
The Lochrian Ensemble
David Ogden conductor
Catherine Black leader
Ruby Hughes soprano and Paul Agnew tenor
Zadok the Priest
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
As steals the morn upon the night
Let the bright Seraphim
Let their celestial concerts all unite
Arias, duets and choruses from Solomon, Samson, Belshazzar, Judas Maccabaeus and L’Allegro
Described as the “Jupiter of music, whose hallelujahs open the heavens” Handel has been the most influential figure in British musical life for almost 300 years. From stage to screen, from concert hall to cathedral, his music speaks powerfully and directly to all.
Accompanied by propfessional orchestra The Lochrian Ensemble, the 100-strong choir will perform some of Handel’s most dramatic and sparkling choruses and the two soloists, both Handelian specialists, will sing some of his most sensuous and lyrical arias and duets from opera and oratorio.
Come and hear some of Handel’s best-loved choral pieces but also discover many lesser-known gems.