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HANDEL, ISRAEL IN EGYPT

March 21, 2020 7.30 pm

St James Church, Muswell Hill

First performed in 1739, Handel’s glorious oratorio Israel in Egypt is distinctive for the luxuriant writing for double choir and the relative lack of solos and duets.

For this performance we will again be joined by specialist baroque musicians from the Meridian Sinfonia playing period instruments. The choral forces will be augmented by our team of young soloists: sopranos Anastasia Bevan and Rebecca Hardwick; counter-tenor Alexander Pullinger; tenor James Robinson; and basses Malachy Frame and Brian McAlea.

Last concert November 30th 2019

Our winter concert, was a feast of Italian music from the 19th century, with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle as the central work, and a wonderful group of soloists for this concert:  Nadine Benjamin  (soprano),  Catherine Hopper (mezzo-soprano),  Thando Mjandana (tenor) and James Cleverton (baritone). We were accompanied by the incredible Scott Brothers duo (Tom and Jonathan) on piano and harmonium, as well as our regular accompanist, Catherine Borner on the second piano.  IN addition the concert included Verdi’s Ave Maria (from 4 pezzi sacri), a virtuosic arrangement of Rossini’s overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia. performed by the Scott Brothers, and a quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto performed by our soloists.

Summer concert, June 2019

Our summer concert at St James Church, Muswell Hill on 22nd June 2019 included John Rutter’s Magnificat and George Dyson’s Hierusalem. Yvette Bonner was soprano soloist alongside the Meridian Sinfonia. More details can be found here.

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