Handel: Athalia

Saturday 8 June 2019, 7:30 pm

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Tickets£42, £30, £20, £15 available from tickets.oxfordbachchoir.org

The Sheldonian Theatre was opened in 1669, 350 years ago, and the OBC celebrates this anniversary with one of the greatest pieces premiered there, Handel’s oratorio Athalia.  Not only is this the only oratorio conducted by Handel in Oxford, but the Sheldonian is almost certainly the only surviving building where we know he performed any of his oratorios.  Athalia itself tells the dramatic tale of the downfall of the evil usurper Athalia, Queen of Judah, daughter of Jezebel and worshipper of Baal, with appropriately colourful and exciting music for soloists and chorus alike.

 

with Florilegium

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Telephone 01865 980220

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Oxford Playhouse Theatre,

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

Discounts

Students: £5 reduction  | Under 18s: 50% | Groups of 10+: 15% discount.

Only one discount will be applied per ticket