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.”
– SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL (UK)
“Presented with a sense of theatre as Handel intended… scintillating and superb.”
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Listen to the Live Concert Recording
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
Plague of the Hailstones
Meet the Artists
These concerts are generously supported by
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Robert A. & Judith M. Weiss
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