orlando

Chamber Choir

Handel's Jephtha

Friday 9 November 2007, 19:30 - 21:30
St James's Piccadillymap ]
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

Orlando Chamber Choir and Orchestra
James Weeks, director
Julia Doyle, soprano (Iphis)
Ruth Massey, mezzo-soprano (Storge)
Christopher Field, countertenor (Hamor)
Allan Clayton, tenor (Jephtha)
Alexander Ashworth, bass (Zebul)

Oppression, triumph, tragedy and sacrifice manage to reach a happy ending in Handel's Jephtha. Directed by James Weeks, the Orlando Chamber Choir and Orchestra bring this colourful Old Testament story to life, ably supported by the superb soloists Allan Clayton, Julia Doyle, Christopher Field, Ruth Massey and Alexander Ashworth. The visionary last oratorio from a composer defying blindness towards the end of his life.

Programme details

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Jephtha