George Frideric Handel: Israel In Egypt

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 4:00pm

As Christians prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Jews celebrate Passover, Washington National Cathedral presents Handel’s choral epic, “Israel in Egypt,” a moving experience that retells the journey from bondage to deliverance to the promise of hope for God’s people.

Experience Holy Week anew with the re-telling of the Exodus from Egypt, the same Passover narrative that Jesus and his friends would have commemorated during Holy Week. Relive Moses' call to "let my people go," the plagues of judgment, the parting of the Red Sea and the furious race to freedom in the Promised Land.

Handel's use of color and texture with choir and orchestra combine to paint vivid images of this epic story, and capture the composer at his peak of creative genius. Listen as the Exodus comes alive, with leaping violins evoking the plague of hopping frogs, frenetic orchestration for buzzing insects, and a sense of wondrous awe as the Red Sea opens a path to freedom.

Washington National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra
Conductor – Michael McCarthy

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  • Dates Offered
    • March 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm