MasterVoices | American Symphony Orchestra | James Bagwell, Conductor
Darkness over the earth, water turning to blood, plagues of jumping frogs, fuzzing insects, and hailstones, an oncoming mighty storm, and the parting of the Red Sea while hordes of horsemen and chariots are engulfed – such imagery calls for the masterful hand of George F. Handel! In this choral tour de force, some of the most vivid images of the Exodus story are recounted during the first segment, which is then followed by the beautiful and exultant second part, The Song of Moses. At times tender, simple, stately, crashing complex and colossal, Israel in Egypt is one of Handel’s monumental achievements. It features the chorus in an unprecedented way, with lovely and descriptive solos and duets accentuating their story throughout. This performance will take place at NYU’s beautiful theater, the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
This concert is dedicated to two faithful and beloved members of The Collegiate Chorale: Jarrett Kroll and Lawrence Sheff