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One of Handel's most extravagantly dramatic oratorios

By Ashley Grote, Master of Music - 01 November 2019

Filled with frogs, locusts, hailstones and rivers of blood, Israel in Egypt is one of Handel's most extravagantly dramatic oratorios. Placing the chorus in the spotlight, Handel uses the collective voices to tell the story of an entire people - the Israelites - demanding greater virtuosity than ever before in some thrilling choral writing.