Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Jane Glover, conductor
Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
Pre-concert Lecture:
Jonathan Miller, composer, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago a cappella, will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm in the Athens Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois
Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater, Chicago
Pre-concert Lecture:
Jonathan Miller, composer, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago a cappella, will give a pre-concert lecture at 6 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, one block west of the Harris Theater at Michigan & Randolph (Randolph entrance, first floor).

Hear the Music

Handel
Israel In Egypt, Parts II and III
listen to a sample

Water turns to blood, flies buzz, and hailstones rain down as Handel leads us through the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, and the drowning of Pharaoh’s armies. The great biblical drama of liberation comes alive, as Jane Glover conducts a choral tour de force by one of music history’s most imaginative storytellers.

“Glover was fully inside the blazing drama.”

Chicago Tribune

Program Notes

“...Handel arrived in London in 1710 a well-known opera composer, but the main ingredients of the oratorio—aria, recitatives, and great choruses—were also stashed in his compositional suitcase.” Download pdf »