08 October 2024

Ensemble Jupiter

Thomas Dunford lute, artistic direction
Lea Desandre mezzosoprano

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)

Arias from English oratorios

Theodora “With darkness deep”

Occasional Oratorio “Fly from the threatening vengeance fly”

Dances from Terpsicore





Theodora “As with rosy steps the morn advancing”

Joseph and his Brethren “Prop.hetic raptures swell”

Suite from Theodora




Solomon “Will the sun forget to streak”

Suite No 4 in D Minor HWV 437 “Sarabande”

The triumph of Time & Truth “Guardian Angels”

Semele “No, no I’ll take no less”

Theodora, Terpsicore, Joseph and his Brethren, The Triumph of Time & Truth and Semele are just some of the 24 oratorios the great Handel composed during his long life: an exciting blend of overtures and gorgeous vocal arias, mixed with dances, passacaglias and sarabandes, which are some of his best instrumental works.This mix of mythological roots, hagiographical ideas and biblical tales was once the British public's undisputed favourite genre, and today it provides an unmissable collection of baroque sounds, universally considered a paragon of beauty. Taking on this exciting programme is the Jupiter Ensemble, which has recently released a Handel record of its own, described as “a baroque West Side Story”, featuring Thomas Dunford and the highly acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre.


Ensemble Jupiter

Lea Desandre

Thomas Dunford

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