Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)

Overture from the oratorio "Salomon"
Oratorio "Israel in Egypt" HWV 54 (1738)


Thomas Walker (tenor, Great Britain)
Iris Oja (alto)

Kädy Plaas (soprano)
Karoliina Kriis, Rainer Vilu, Aarne Talvik 

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian State Symphony Orchestra

The high period in English oratorio music started with Handel in 1739 when he wroteIsrael in Egypt. English oratorio was a genre that Handel founded to represent it alone in his time. He modeled his work after Italian oratorio but his style was even more operatic and dramatic. Israel in Egypt is a kind of choral epic with choir in the central role.

Conductor Daniel Reuss

The concert is produced by Eesti Kontsert