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Southwell Minster
Church Street
NG25 0HD


George Frideric HandelIsrael in Egypt, HWV 54


Ruth Provost – Soprano
Judy Brown – mezzo-soprano
Carris Hunt – mezzo-soprano
Joseph Doody – Tenor
Greg Skidmore – baritone
William Townend – baritone
Marcus Farnsworth – Conductor
William Balkwill – Tenor

Southwell Festival Sinfonia
Southwell Festival Voices

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Programme Note

If you enjoy Messiah you’ll love Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt. As with Messiah Handel sets a biblical text – the dramatic story of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt in the Book of Exodus; also like Messiah, Handel’s choir – a spectacular double chorus, is a leading character in the drama. Add orchestral writing that fizzes with originality and solo numbers of plangent beauty and this masterpiece will have you on the edge of your seat. And when the Israelites finally cross the Red Sea with the pursuing Egyptians drowning behind them there’s a choral celebration to rival the Hallelujah Chorus. 

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