The final battle of Judas Maccabaeus
against the Seleucid Greek general Bacchides was symbolic of the greater encounter, and indeed war, of the tiny Jewish population of Judea against the overwhelming cultural, social, economic, and military power of the Hellenistic empires left in the wake of Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world.
is the first of 180 performances and events taking place over the next three weeks, with some 14,000 people are set to attend festival performances on the opening weekend.
Porter, right, listens to a rehearsal as soloist Brenda Gale, center, sings an aria from "Judas Maccabaeus
Handel's "Sound an Alarm" from "Judas Maccabaeus
" in a Faculty Artist Series recital Monday.
HOLOFERNES: Joshua, yourself; myself and this gallant gentleman, Judas Maccabaeus
; this swain, because of his great limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the page, Hercules ...
In 1996 the Maryland Handel Festival's chronological progress through Handel's oratorios arrived at Judas Maccabaeus
, marking with a stirring performance the 250th anniversary of the event which that oratorio commemorates, the final battle of the '1745' Jacobite rebellion against the Hanoverian regime at Culloden on 16 April 1746.
62 Held, in ibid., 30, points out that this is also the village where Judas Maccabaeus
In 1872 he published what was intended to be his masterpiece, Christus: A Mystery, a trilogy dealing with Christianity from its beginnings, and he followed this work with two fragmentary dramatic poems, "Judas Maccabaeus
" and "Michael Angelo." Although his genius was not dramatic, these neglected works were later seen to contain some of his most effective writing.
Opening concert - |Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus
" Saturday, July 12, 7pm at St Teilo's Church Keri Fuge: Soprano.
Few of the Osaka singers are fluent in English, but have been busy learning Handel's Judas Maccabaeus
in preparation for the trip.
The Maccabees detail the glorious exploits of Judas Maccabaeus
, a Jewish guerrilla leader, descended from a well-known priest, Mattathias.
Their presentation of Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus
" yesterday afternoon brought four soloists and some 80 singers, plus a chamber orchestra of about 25 musicians, before a near-capacity audience at Temple Emmanuel.