Handel's Rome

All roads lead to Rome


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Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 for Choir & Orchestra 
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4 
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 7 
Brescianello Violin Concerto in C major, Bre3

Concert duration approximately 90 minutes, including one interval. Please note that concert duration is approximate only and is subject to change. 

Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, Conductor 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  
Brandenburg Choir

La Città Eterna had been a sparkling metropolis for more than two thousand years when a brilliant young musician from Halle arrived. Drawn by its drama, Rome would be imprinted forever on the musical mind of George Frideric Handel.

Handel absorbed Baroque Rome’s dynamism and met minds with its most glamorous musicians. One of these characters, the great violinist Arcangelo Corelli, composed Twelve Concerti Grossi which are today regarded as the earliest and finest examples of the form. Two concertos from the set - both in the triumphant key of D major - will be performed in luminous arrangements for string orchestra, Baroque trumpets and sackbutts.

While Handel was in Rome, opera had been banned by Papal decree. Turning his attention to music for the church, Handel composed one of his most eternal works. The great composer's virtuosic setting of Psalm 110, Dixit Dominus, unites the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with the Brandenburg Choir in a dazzling start to the season.

Rainer Saville and Leanne Sullivan, Photo Credit: Steven Godbee

Venue Details
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

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