03 April 2017
The New Elizabethan Singers had intended to perform Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ in January but very tragic events caused the concert to be postponed. It has now been rescheduled and will take place in St. Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport on Saturday 20th May, starting at 7.30 p.m.
‘Israel in Egypt’, perhaps Handel’s most popular work after ‘Messiah’ tells the story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt.
Part 1 is a dramatic musical depiction of rivers of blood, plagues of frogs, blisters, flies, lice, locusts, hailstorms and darkness, the miraculous parting of the Red Sea and the escape of the Israelites. In Part 2, the Israelites give thanks and praise to God for their deliverance. It may be a somewhat one-sided account but the music is spectacular.
The New Elizabethan Singers will be joined by professional soloists and accompanied by an orchestra that includes a period brass section.
Tickets bought for the original concert will, of course, be accepted or are available from Goadsby or Bridport Music, both in South St, price £12, (under 18’s free).
For more information, please contact 07528 105977 or see http://thenewelizabethansingers.org.uk/concerts.html