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Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

San Francisco City Chorus

San Francisco City Chorus Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

JUDAS MACCABÆUS is one of George Frideric Handel’s most popular oratorios from its premier in 1747 through the historically-informed performances of modern times. Composed to compliment the Duke of Cumberland on his decisive victory over the Scots at Culloden, it tells of the heroic leadership of Judas Maccabaeus in the resistance to Greek domination of Judea circa 170–160 BC, which forms part of the origin story of Hanukkah. Handel's Judas Maccabaeus is an intense drama of tragedy, lament, hope, and victory, described in a vivid contrast of choruses and arias in what is acknowledged as some of Handel's best oratorio music.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.
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Program

George Frideric Handel

Judsa Maccabaeus

Performers

Theresa Cardinale

Mezzo-soprano

Igor Vieira

Baritone