We would urge all lovers of good music not to miss the opportunity to hear Handel’s wonderful oratorio, “Solomon”. Handel’s “Messiah” is well known worldwide and is regularly performed, but this performance of Solomon offers a rare opportunity to hear this work which requires exciting forces in terms of solo work and orchestration, and double chorus numbers. Aliquando are singing in aid of the Wyfold RDA Riding for the Disabled.
King Solomon’s famed wisdom is portrayed by countertenor Timothy Morgan as Solomon, displaying an unusual way of settling a dispute between two harlots, both claiming to be the mother of a new born babe. We are extremely privileged to have the Internationally acclaimed soprano Patricia Rozario, who as The Queen of Sheba will arrive to the now very familiar music from Solomon “The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba”. Born in Bombay, Patricia Rozario studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music, winning the Gold Medal and the Maggie Teyte Prize. She went on to the National Opera Studio in London and won prizes at the Mozarteum, s’Hertogenbosch, B&H and IYCAC International Singing Competitions.
Since then her career has developed in opera, concert work, recording and broadcasting. Her unique voice and artistry has inspired over 15 of the world’s leading composers to write for her, notably Arvo Part and Sir John Tavener, who alone has now written over thirty works for her, making their collaboration unique in the contemporary field. She was recently honoured with an OBE for her work introducing western classical music to young Indian singers.
This concert takes place in St Mary’s Church by the Bridge, this Saturday, 14 November at 7.30 (doors open 6.30 for pre-concert refreshments) and tickets at £20 for reserved seats amd £16 for unreserved seating from 01491 578238 or on the door.