Opus 48 | Handel's Israel in Egypt


The rarely performed 3-part version of Handel's splendid oratorio

Following their critically acclaimed first year, join Opus 48 – Oxfordshire’s newest choral society – and their Music Director David Crown as they continue their second season with the rarely performed three-part version of Handel's showstopper oratorio, Israel in Egypt, in Oxford's spectacular Sheldonian Theatre. 

Featuring an overwhelming emphasis on virtuosic and dramatic choral writing, Israel in Egypt, is one of only two oratorios written entirely with Biblical text — the other, of course, is famously his Messiah. Chronicling cornerstones of the Old Testament, this magnificent oratorio charts the journey of the Israelites from the death of Joseph, through to Moses and the plagues of Egypt and culminating in their deliverance after the parting of the Red Sea. Exceptionally evocative, the listener is transported into the soundworlds accompanying buzzing flies, hailstones and thunderstorms. 

This epic choral journey of the story of the Exodus will be accompanied by the masterful Musical & Amicable Society, one of the country's leading period-instrument ensembles. Opus 48 will also be joined by one of Britain's leading Baroque sopranos, Joanne Lunn, as well as counter-tenor James Laing and tenor David Webb. 

This will truly be a night to remember!

Duration: 2 hours 30mins with interval

Book Tickets

  • Sat 21 Mar 7:30 PM £35.00/£28.00/£15.00/£10.00
visit Sheldonian Theatre website

Book Tickets

  • Sat 21 March 7:30 PM

To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305

For more information about Opus 48's season, plus details of how to join us or support us, please visit www.opus48choir.co.uk

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