James Bagwell will conduct George F. Handel’s "Israel in Egypt", featuring Brian Asawa, alto; Sari Gruber, soprano; and Rufus Müller, tenor on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University. Darkness over the earth, water turning to blood, plagues of jumping frogs, buzzing insects, and hailstones, an oncoming mighty storm, and the parting of the Red Sea while hordes of horsemen and chariots are engulfed – such imagery calls for the masterful hand of George F. Handel. In this choral tour de force, some of the most vivid images of the Exodus story are recounted during the first segment, which is then followed by the beautiful and exultant second part, "The Song of Moses". At times tender, simple, stately, crashing, complex and colossal, "Israel in Egypt" is one of Handel’s monumental achievements, featuring the chorus in an unprecedented way with lovely and descriptive solos and duets accentuating their story throughout.
Tickets are $25-$85 and will be available online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the Skirball Center Shagan Box Office 566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm.
The Collegiate Chorale, led by new music director James Bagwell, announces its 68th season, including "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", a concert performed live to the film on October 9 and 10, 2009 at 7:30pm at Radio City Music Hall; a Gala Evening, "A Jubilant Song", on December 1, 2009 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall; the World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie’s rendering of "The Grapes of Wrath" on March 22, 2010 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall; and George Frideric Handel’s "Israel in Egypt", conducted by James Bagwell, on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.
Subscription packages are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org.
May 12, 2010 at 8:00pm
Theater: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
Cost:$25 - $85
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 212-352-3101