There's More To Handel Than The "Hallelujah Chorus"
Melony Dodson talks with conductor, Brian Salesky, about "Hallelujah Handel!"
The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble (ACE) will present its fourth concert of the 2022-2023 season: "Hallelujah Handel!" The program will feature oratorio, religious and operatic works by George Friderich Handel and will take place on Sunday, April 16th at 5pm at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, located in Farragut, TN. This program will include beloved favorites, as well as rarely heard selections, from ten works by Handel, including excerpts from Samson, Rinaldo, and Judas Maccabaeus. Maestro Brian Salesky will conduct a chamber orchestra, led by concertmaster, Miroslav Hristov. Also joining-in for the performance will be the Knoxville Symphony Youth Choir and the St. John Neumann Catholic School Choir.
In this conversation with Maestro Salesky, we discuss the importance and influence of Handel on later composers, two common performance practices during Handel's time, and what makes singing music by Handel so difficult.
This performance is free and open to the public and reservations are not required. Additional information can be found online: https://sjncs-knox.org/amadeus-chamber-ensemble-presents-hallelujah-handel-ft-sjncs-choir/