While most New Orleanians are familiar with Georg Frederich Handel’s “Messiah” oratorio, few have had the opportunity to hear “Judas Maccabaeus,” another famous oratorio based on the hero of the Chanukah story.
The work will be presented by the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue in New Oreans, on Sunday, December 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Temple Sinai Cantor Joel Colman, Betsy Ushkrat, Monika Cosson and Jonathan Yarrington are the featured soloists for the work, which will be performed with a live, professional orchestra. “Judas Maccabeaus” was written to celebrate the English victory at Culloden that ended the Jacobite rebellion. Arias include “Sound an Alarm” and “Arm, Arm Ye Brave,” while popular choruses include “See, the Conq’ring Hero Comes,” and “Hallelujah, Amen.”
Steven Edwards returns as musical director.
Tickets for the concert range from $25.00 to $55.00 and can be purchased online here.