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Details

Pinner Parish Church
Church Lane
Harrow

London
HA5 3AA
England


Programme

George Frideric HandelAlexander's Feast, HWV 75

Performers

Rebecca Lea – Soprano
Graham Neal – Tenor
Andrew Rupp – Bass
David Gould – Conductor

Pinner Festival Choir
Pinner Festival Orchestra

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Programme Note

Pinner Music Festival finishes this year with Handel's dramatic ode Alexander's Feast, with text from John Dryden's poem of the same name.

The work describes a feast held by Alexander the Great and his lover, Thaïs, in the Persian city of Persepolis, following Alexander's victory in battle over Darius III. During the feast, Timotheus, a musician, sings and plays his lyre, arousing various moods in Alexander – until he is finally incited to burn down the city in revenge for the Greek soldiers killed during the wars with the Persians.

Handel's score for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, choir and orchestra is a triumph of variety, calling on a wide range of dramatic moods as Alexander's emotions are skilfully manipulated by poetry and music.

Pinner Festival Orchestra & Choir

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