Alexander’s Feast

Handel with Hamper:
Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music!

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In 330BC, Alexander the Great and his mistress Thaïs held a great feast in the captured city of Persepolis (the Persian City) during which Timotheus sings and plays his lyre, arousing various moods in Alexander, until he is incited to burn the city down in revenge for his dead Greek soldiers.
Handel’s work describing the events premiered at Covent Garden in 1736 and was a tremendous success, encouraging Handel to make the transition from writing Italian operas to English choral works.
o 6:30pm Sunday 12 June St Alfege, Greenwich
o Extended interval to take a picnic on the church lawn, or in the hall.
o Bar available for wine, juice and water

Choral Bursary

Love choral singing? Living in, or moving to London? Come and sing with the Thomas Tallis Society - bursaries of £600 available - Explore a wide range of challenging repertoire - Enjoy performing in the beautiful Hawksmoor church of St Alfege - Attend rehearsals by world renowned groups The Sixteen and I Fagiolini - Receive individual coaching from Eamonn Dougan. See our News page for more details...

Dates for your diary

• Sunday 12 June 6.30pm – Handel with Hamper – Alexander’s Feast

• Sunday 25 September 7.30pm – “Aqua” – exploring various facets of the life-giving liquid

• Saturday 12 November 7.30pm – An early music programme during the Greenwich Early Music Festival

• Sunday 4 December 7pm – Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus

From our Messiah concert - December 6 2015

Handel’s Messiah – Finale

From our Messiah concert December 6 2015

Handel’s Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus (December 6 2015)