Handel: Solomon

Sunday, 26 June at 3.00 pm

These are archived details from 2011 – current details are also available.

Lynne Dawson soprano
Elisabeth Priday soprano
Juliet Schiemann soprano
Michael Chance counter-tenor
Robert Anthony Gardiner tenor
Benjamin Bevan baritone

Stour Festival Choir & Orchestra

Margot Rusmanis leader
Mark Deller conductor

Handel’s oratorio Solomon, composed in 1748, is probably best known for its celebrated ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ at the start of Act III, and her subsequent amazement at the glory and splendour of King Solomon’s court. With a relatively small and diverse cast of characters, it falls to the chorus, as builders and inhabitants of this ‘golden’ city, to emphasise the grandeur and opulence of Solomon’s kingdom.

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon


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