Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell
Handel’s ISRAEL in EGYPT
A Dramatic Oratorio
Jeannette Sorrell,conducting
Margaret Carpenter Haigh,soprano
Molly Netter,soprano
Daniel Moody,countertenor
Jacob Perry,tenor
*Edward Vogel,baritone
Apollo’s Singers
*Edward Vogel’s performances are supported in part by Malcolm & Vivian Henoch



Premiered in 2017, Jeannette Sorrell’s new adaptation of Handel’s neglected oratorio has won rave reviews. In addition to being a colorful showpiece for the virtuoso players and chorus of Apollo’s Fire, the work is a gripping emotional journey – from plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea… The Israelites’ daring escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music. Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell, runs 2 hours.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION: Rabbi Roger Klein and baritone Jeffrey Strauss (two old friends) discuss Handel’s masterpiece through the lens of history, biblical narrative, and musical drama. 1 hour before each concert.

“Sorrell is a masterful musical storyteller. Her adaptation of Israel in Egypt gives the work a compelling dramatic arc, brought off brilliantly by her singers and players.”

“Presented with a sense of theatre as Handel intended… scintillating and superb.”

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The Plague of Flies & Locusts

The Plague of Hailstones & Fire

But the Waters Overwhelmed The Enemy

The Lord shall reign… for the horse and his rider He hath thrown into the sea


Introducing “Israel in Egypt” (trailer)

Plague of the Hailstones

Plague of Flies & Locusts (excerpt)

Meet the Artists

These concerts are generously supported by
Karen & Richard Spector

Robert A. & Judith M. Weiss
CD Recording Sponsors

The Delivery of Israel – Pharaoh and his Hosts overwhelmed in the Red Sea, 1825 / Danby, Francis (1793-1861) / English Location Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire, UK / Bridgeman Images

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