Handel Acis & Galatea
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The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime; 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, this intimate concert performance features a select group of five singers and nine instrumentalists from the choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen.
‘Christophers uses stylish Handelians and consort singers who blend to perfection in this intimate chamber performance.’ The Sunday Times
Selected instrumentalists from the Orchestra of The Sixteen
Harry Christophers: conductor
Grace Davidson: Galatea
Jeremy Budd: Acis
Mark Dobell: Damon
Simon Berridge: Coridon
Stuart Young: Polyphemus
Discounts of 10% available or group bookings of 9 or more people, and discounts of 50% available for students, under-35s, job-seekers, people living with a disability and their carers.
After 40 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world's greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen's commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. A reputation for performing early English polyphony, Renaissance masterpieces, Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th and 21st century music, is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder Harry Christophers CBE.
See 35 tour dates featuring The Sixteen
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