FLAGSHIP CHORAL WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 2024
St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3NA
10:30-17:00 (Registration from 10:00)
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
Semele HWV 58 (Choral highlights)
Attend the pair that she approves
Avert these omens
Now love, that everlasting boy
Bless the glad earth with Heavenly lays
Oh terror and astonishment
Happy, happy shall we be!
An opera in all but name, Handel's Semele tells the mythological tale of Semele, a mortal beloved by the god Jupiter. Seduced by the promise of divinity, Semele's ambition ultimately leads to her downfall. Encouraged by the jealous Juno, Semele requests to see Jupiter in his divine form, a sight that proves fatal for mortals. Consumed by divine flames, she perishes. The work delves into themes of ambition, love, and the perils of human desires, perfectly displayed by Handel's captivating arias, intricate choruses, and rich orchestration. Join us as we explore the dramatic and thrilling choruses of Semele at our first Flagship Workshop of the year.
SCORES: DOWNLOAD & PRINT HERE
We will be using online PDF editions of the scores, which are linked below. We kindly ask you to print your music at home and bring it with you. You may also consider displaying the music on a tablet. We will not be providing hard copies on the day.
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