Sunday, 25 June at 3.00 pm
These are archived details from 2017 – current details are also available.
|Stour Festival Choir & Orchestra|
Based on an adaptation of Milton’s Samson Agonistes, Handel’s epic oratorio Samson, written in 1741, the same year as Messiah, contains some of his finest vocal music. Blind Samson’s ‘Total Eclipse’ and the giant Harapha’s ‘Honour and arms’, are just two of the arias that have become firm favourites over the years; but none more so than the famous soprano aria ‘Let the bright Seraphim’, with its rousing trumpet obligato, and final triumphant chorus: ‘Let their celestial concerts all unite, ever to sound his praise in endless morn of light.’
Tickets:£27£22 (numbered & reserved)£16 (unreserved)
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