Esther - The First English Oratorio
Time & Location
About the Event
The 2020 Installment of KCP's Annual HANDELIAN ORATORIO SERIES
Sponsored by Dr. Michael S. Kogan, in loving memory of his parents, Nathan B. Kogan and Marjorie D. Kogan
ESTHER is truly a Baroque Masterpiece! In this compelling and intimate musical drama, the Baroque’s master storyteller George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) tells the story of ESTHER, the Jewish orphan who becomes Queen of Persia and saves her people from massacre by the villain Haman. Don’t miss this wonderful tale of a truly triumphant heroine, told in dramatic arias and incomparable choruses!
Handel's landmark work of 1732 was an incredible musical event, one which launched the genre of the English Oratorio. And The King's Counterpoint couldn't be more excited to bring back our dear friends to help us bring you this wonderful story - members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, countertenor Charles Humphries, and tenor Paul Thompson!
Our 14-March performance is a non-ticketed event, presented as part of the St. Helena Concert Series: there is no fee for entry, but a retiring collection will be taken.
We hope you'll join us for this very special musical event - we'll look forward to seeing you there!