It’s not surprising that Israel in Egypt is much-performed. Hailstones and lightning, buzzing flies and leaping frogs, are all brilliantly evoked for choir and orchestra in a series of incisive choruses leading us excitedly through the plagues of Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea as we follow Moses and the Children of Israel through the story of the Exodus. The epic nature of the story could not be more suited to Handel’s genius for story-telling and drama.
The Sixteen choir & orchestra
Harry Christophers conductor
Julie Cooper & Katy Hill soprano
Daniel Collins & Edward McMullan alto
Mark Dobell & Tom Robson tenor
Ben Davies & Eamonn Dougan bass
Handel Israel in Egypt