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Judas Maccabeus, Worcester, MA, Dec 2, 2007


Sunday, December 2, 2007
3:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, 280 May St., Worcester, MA
(pre-concert lecture at 2:00 in the Rose Chapel)

The Master Singers of Worcester is proud to present the first Worcester performance in decades of George Frederick Handel’s epic work about the Maccabean struggle, Judas Maccabaeus. During the composer’s lifetime, this dramatic oratorio was second in popularity only to Messiah. Recounting in music the liberation of Judea from the persecution of the Syrians, Handel’s vivid score is replete with splendid choruses, and brilliant writing for soloists and full orchestra. The chorus will be joined by the Master Singers Youth Chorus and the Shrewsbury Youth Singers, and by guest artists baritone Solomon Cross, mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato, tenor Daniel Mutlu (Cantor at Temple Emanuel), and soprano Marina Shemesh (Cantor at Worcester’s Congregation Beth Israel). A pre-concert lecture “What is The Real Story of Chanukah?” will be presented by Temple Emanuel Rabbi Jordan Millstein.

Tickets: www.mswma.org/frameset.html

I'm sure that you'll be able to purchase them at the door as well.

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