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Magnificent Mr Handel

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7.30 pm 

Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, South Petherton. TA13 5DQ

Many famous composers have declared Handel to be a musical genius and Beethoven even went as far as to describe him as the "master of us all... the greatest composer that ever lived."  Beethoven admired the simplicity of Handel's music, saying: "Go to him to learn how to achieve great effects, by such simple means."

With the Magnificent Mr Handel cncert, Andrew Maddocks, the conductor and musical director, aims to "declare the composer's magnificence to all who are there."

He adds:  "It will be a fitting climax to the royal wedding celebrations that are also taking place on 19th May.  The opening piece of our concert is the Coronation Anthem, Let thy hand be strengthened, first sung at the coronation of King George II in 1727.  It has a cheerful opening and a bright Alleluia conclusion.  Perfect!"

The musical programme is packed with other Handelian gems, including selected choruses and arias from the Messiah, two excerpts form an oratorio based on the story of Susanna in the Bible's book of Daniel, as well as Handel's exquisite Organ Concerto in F Op.4 and finishes with the compelling Laudate Pueri Dominum (Psalm 112).

Featuring: The Orchestra of Opera Settecento led by James Toll

with Alice Privett, soprano and Peter Twitchin, organ


Future Events



Flowers  of the Forest
Saturday 10th November 2018 ~ 7.30pm

Church of St Mary, Bishop's Lydeard TA4 3AT

To commemorate the Great War Armistice 1918


Festival Service of Nine Lessons & Carols 

December 2018 ~ date to be confirmed

 St John the Baptist Church, Wellington TA21 8QY


Watch this space for  further details 




Future Concerts Featuring The Phoenix Singers