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Prom 23 repeat: Handel - Israel in Egypt

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by William Christie, in Handel's Israel in Egypt, one of the composer's most dramatic oratorios.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by William Christie in Handel's Israel in Egypt, one of the composer's most dramatic oratorios.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Handel Israel in Egypt (1739 version)

Anna Devin, soprano
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor
Jeremy Budd, tenor
Dingle Yandell, bass-baritone
Callum Thorpe, bass
Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie, conductor

Filled with frogs, locusts, hailstones and rivers of blood, Israel in Egypt is one of Handel's most extravagant oratorios and, by placing the chorus in the spotlight, Handel uses the collective voices to tell the story of an entire people.

In this performance of the 1739 version, William Christie conducts the period ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, joined by the group's own choir, in the launch of a series of Handel oratorios to be performed over the coming seasons at the Proms.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

Producer Peter Thresh.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Israel in Egypt

    Singer: Zoƫ Brookshaw. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Performer: Christopher Lowrey. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Dingle Yandell. Performer: Callum Thorpe. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: William Christie.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • The Tchaikovsky Project: Volume 1.
    • Decca.
    • 5.

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