Israel in Egypt

Back Bay Chorale presents Georg Friedrich Händel's "Israel in Egypt" on May 12 at 8pm at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

Handel: Israel In Egypt

Friday, May 12, 2023 • 8pm 

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

Israel in Egypt, written two years before Messiah, may be Georg Friedrich Handel’s most ambitious choral work. Most of the 90 or so minutes of music belong to the choir, and Handel poured his heart and soul into the writing. The result is a mesmerizing showcase of styles, colors, and textures for both the instruments and voices.  Israel in Egypt chronicles the exodus of the Israelites and the plagues that besieged Egypt. It showcases the composer’s vivid imagination and inherent understanding of human nature.

Come and experience this collective story of faith and overcoming adversity in our season’s final concert, told by the lithe, precise, and powerful Back Bay Chorale under the direction of guest conductor Anthony Trecek-King

(Please note: Ticket fulfillment for this performance is via mail or will-call. Sanders Theatre does not allow print-at-home tickets.)

Sanders Theatre

Memorial Hall
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 
Located at the corners of Kirkland, Quincy and Cambridge Streets

Parking is free for events at Sanders Theatre in the Broadway garage on Felton Street.

The Program