Handel’s Israel in Egypt
The Tudor Consort with Chiesa Ensemble
Saturday 6 September 2014, 7:30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Cnr Molesworth and Hill St
Directed by Michael Stewart
Premiered in London in 1739, Georg Frederic Handel’s dramatic oratorio Israel in Egypt tells the biblical story of the Ten Plagues that God visited upon the Egyptians. The masterful word-painting brings to life the depictions of blood, frogs, hail, flies, and locusts. The chorus takes centre stage in this tour-de-force that is not to be missed.
This concert was part of the 2014 Subscription Series.