Portsmouth Choral Union with The Consort of Twelve – Handel: Saul

Conductor: David Gostick

With the PCU and The Consort of Twelve.

Ada Witczyk will be leading this concert.

Handel: Saul

Charlotte Bowden: soprano
Joseph Bolger: countertenor
Kieran White: tenor
Jamie Woollard: bass

Tickets: Adults £20, Children/ Students £5 from the PCU website or at the door.

The Consort of Twelve is an ensemble of musicians who specialise in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

There are few Biblical characters more sharply drawn than Saul, the unsuspecting first king of the united monarchy of Israel and Judah, a loving pater familias at times and a fratricidal maniac at others.

The Book of First Samuel becomes a page-turner from the moment Saul is introduced as “the handsomest man in Israel, standing head and shoulders above the rest” to his ignominious death in battle, a failed suicide finished off by an enemy solder.

The story of the rise and fall of Saul is fraught with drama: violence, madness, mayhem, and sorcery as well as jealousy, love, and the most undeniable description of bisexual devotion to be found in the Hebrew Bible.

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The Consort of Twelve is an ensemble of musicians which specialises in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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The PCU is one of the leading amateur choruses in the South of England. The choir comprises 120 singers of all voice types. We always welcome new talent.
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