In celebration of Hanukkah, Beit Avi Chai will host the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra & Shahar Choir led by solo vocalists with a performance of movements from Judas Maccabaeus, an oratorio by Georg Friedrich Händel to the text of Thomas Morell.
The event will include a historical commentary by Prof. Isaiah Gafni who will examine the origins of the oratorio's libretto, the periodical influences on the content of the writing and how the music found its way to the Zionist culture.
The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra established the historical performance scene in Israel and is today the leading body for the performance of Baroque music with the historical instruments of the period and in the period style.
Prof. David Shemer - Musical director, The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
Netanel Pollak – Artistic consulting, The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
Gila Brill – Director of Shahar Choir and musical conductress
Soloists: Inbal Brill- Soprano, Itamar Hildesheim- Tenor, Yoav Weiss- Bass
Prof. Isaiah Gafni – historical commentary in English
The seats in the auditorium are not marked; seating will be based on available seats
Performance in English: Thursday| December 15 | 8 p.m.