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The Sixteen perform in Chichester Cathedral

07/02/2020

The Sixteen will be staying true to the première in 1718 when they bring Handel’s Acis & Galatea to Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday 12 February.

They will present the most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime om an intimate concert performance featuring a select group of five singers, plus nine instrumentalists from the Orchestra of The Sixteen.

Acis & Galatea is a pastoral opera and a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, the Sixteen will use a small selection of singers and instrumentalists from The Sixteen in this intimate concert performance.

‘Christophers uses stylish Handelians and “consort” singers who blend to perfection in this intimate “chamber” performance.’ The Sunday Times

Read more at the links below.

Behind-the-Scenes at the recording of Handel’s Acis and Galatea (YouTube link)

Author: Phil Hewitt
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