Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 7:30pm

The biblical tale of the Exodus inspired Handel to write some of the most dramatic music of his career, depicting the story in vivid detail from the increasingly unpleasant plagues visited upon the Egyptians to the Israelites’ feelings of exultation and triumph in escaping their oppressors. Join Musica Sacra and our professional soloists and orchestra for this extraordinary musical journey.

Soloists

From a choral repertoire spanning five centuries, Musica Sacra performs works both familiar and rare, with a crisp passion that awakens the listener to yearnings and joys, sorrows and delights—all that defines and inspires the best in human lives.

Since 1959, Musica Sacra has been performing choral music with the highest standards of musical excellence and a sound that has been called breathtaking, gifted, and uncommonly fresh and direct. Director Mary Beekman, now in her 33rd season, continues to thrill Musica Sacras singers and audiences with a varied and engaging repertoire.

Harry Hinlian

The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of the late Harry Hintlian, a former GMF board member, philanthropist, and avid environmentalist. Together with his wife Mary, Harry was a generous donor towards the ongoing preservation and improvement of the Meetinghouse. One of those gifts was three hectares of land, newly-planted with specialized trees in Costa Rica and managed by Reforest the Tropics. Founded by Harry Hintlian, RTT is the only United Nations sanctioned carbon sequestration project to permanently gather and sequester CO2. In addition to the Meetinghouse’s extensive insulation and energy conservation measures, this gift resulted in the historic building becoming one of the few “net zero,” or carbon neutral, examples in America.

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The biblical tale of the Exodus inspired Handel to write some of the most dramatic music of his career, depicting the story in vivid detail from the increasingly unpleasant plagues visited upon the Egyptians to the Israelites’ feelings of exultation and triumph in escaping their oppressors. Join Musica Sacra and our professional soloists and orchestra for this extraordinary musical journey.

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Please consider being a special donor for this rare event in the cultural life of the Cape Ann Community. It is a major undertaking to bring Musica Sacra, the highly acclaimed 40 voice Cambridge choral ensemble, with superb vocal soloists and a large Baroque orchestra drawn from Boston's best to the Gloucester Meetinghouse.

Oratorio Series Sponsorship available at 3 levels:

  • Platinum Tier - 2 patron and 6 guest reserved VIP seats (front rows & balcony), program cover recognition, $2,000
  • Gold Tier - 2 patron and 2 guest reserved VIP seats (front rows & balcony), program cover recognition, $1,000
  • Bronze Tier - 2 patron reserved VIP seats (front rows & balcony), program cover recognition, $500

Please contact us at info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org to become a sponsor.

Event Info:

  • Saturday, March 18th, 2017
  • 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Gloucester UU Church
  • Tickets: $60 Preferred VIP Seating (reserved front rows & rear gallery), $35 General, $25 College Students & Seniors (65+), under 17 free.
  • Add to Calendar 03/18/2017 07:30 PM 12/31/1969 07:00 PM America/New_York Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

    The biblical tale of the Exodus inspired Handel to write some of the most dramatic music of his career, depicting the story in vivid detail from the increasingly unpleasant plagues visited upon the Egyptians to the Israelites’ feelings of exultation and triumph in escaping their oppressors. Join Musica Sacra and our professional soloists and orchestra for this extraordinary musical journey.

    Gloucester Meetinghouse, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org false MM/DD/YYYY 90
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Gloucester UU Church
10 Church St, Gloucester, MA 01930