Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


George Frideric HandelIsrael in Egypt, HWV 54


Ivor Setterfield – Conductor
Grace Davidson – Soprano
Amy Lyddon – mezzo-soprano
Peter Kirk – Tenor

Barts Choir
Trafalgar Sinfonia

Programme Note

Israel in Egypt can easily claim to be Handel’s choral masterpiece and will inspire ample festive atmosphere at Cadogan Hall for our performances.

In the heyday of the British Choral Society, its popularity rivalled that of Messiah, due to the dramatic power of its many choruses, accompanied by the largest orchestra Handel used in an oratorio. Its story of a chosen people escaping from captivity and hostile forces also chimed with the national self-confidence of the Victorian era.

In today’s more uncertain political environment, and with the revival of more of Handel’s other music, it can be better appreciated on its own merits as amongst his finest musical achievements.

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