The evening includes five pieces from the whole span of the composer’s versatile career. It begins with the delightful Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon (1948), one of his best-known instrumental works. The choir will then enter for the colossal Chandos Anthem No. 11 (1717-18), which matches the first piece’s instrumental delicacy with buoyant vocals. The equally joyous but smaller scale Coronation Anthem No. 2 (1727) follows, along with the Overture from Jephtha (1751), a broodingly intense affair composed as Handel was going blind. The evening closes with the early but fascinatingly complex Dixit Dominus (1707), a fitting end to an evening of eighteenth century majesty.
|What||The Sixteen play Handel, Cadogan Hall|
|Where||Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London , SW1X 9DQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
On 16 Feb 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Cadogan Hall|