Wednesday 31 Jul 2019, 7.45pmGloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

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Geraint Bowen conductor

Susanna Fairbairn soprano

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones soprano

Jess Dandy alto

Stuart Jackson tenor

James Newby baritone

Three Choirs Festival Chorus choir

Handel Israel in Egypt

One of Handel’s most dramatic and exciting oratorios, Israel in Egypt tells the biblical story of the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt and their escape across the Red Sea. The ten plagues descending on the Egyptians are astoundingly descriptive: pelting hail and the buzzing flies and locusts are vividly conjured in sound. This arrangement by Mendelssohn, created for his own large chorus, has never been heard in concert in the UK.

This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series