Celebrated countertenor Reginald Mobley wields a voice that is “pure of tone, immaculate in his articulation” (The Herald) in a program of powerfully moving arias by Handel. The chorus shines in Purcell’s exquisite “Hear my prayer, O Lord” “Welcome to all the Pleasures,” and music from Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar. J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and lively dances William Croft composed for The Comedy call’d the Funeral complete this evening of high-spirited drama.
PURCELL“Welcome to all the Pleasures”
Fantasia on a Ground for 3 violins and continuo
“Hear my prayer, O Lord”
J. S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
HANDEL Italian arias
CROFT Suite from The Comedy call’d the Funeral
HANDEL Excerpts from Belshazzar
Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Admission Fee $35-$100.