Thaxted Festival: The Finale

  • Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted, CM6 2PH

Alexander Chaplin brings the Harlow Chorus to Thaxted for a thrilling finale to this year's Thaxted Festival

  • Handel - Israel in Egypt

Stephanie Corley, Anna Patalong - sopranos
Marie Elliot - mezzo soprano
Samuel Smith - tenor
Joseph Padfield, John Lewellyn Evans - baritones

Alexander Chaplin - conductor
Harlow Chorus
Brandenburg Sinfonia

Water turns to blood, flies buzz, and hailstones rain down as Handel’s music leads us through the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, and the drowning of Pharaoh’s armies. Handel is one of music’s most imaginative storytellers, and is believed to have used the same librettist for this work as for Messiah. This choral and orchestral masterpiece makes the great biblical drama of liberation come alive.

Tickets £29, £22, £16, £14 (concessions) available from Thaxted Festival. Do please check their website for availability and the booking form.