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This holiday season, the ASO offers an alternative to Handel’s Messiah with another oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus. Set amidst the story of Hanukkah, the oratorio is a dramatization of the Jews’ resistance towards their oppressors during the Maccabean revolt. Handel’s depiction of a peoples’ triumph over tyranny is brought to life through exultant choruses (sung by members of the Bard Festival Chorale and Riverside Choir) and intensely emotive vocal solos.
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Leon Botstein, conductor
Brandie Sutton, soprano
Deborah Nansteel, mezzo-soprano
Jack Swanson, tenor
William Guanbo Su, bass
American Symphony Orchestra
Members of the Bard Festival Chorale and The Riverside Choir
Thursday, December 14, 2023, 7 pm
The Riverside Church Nave
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY
Tickets: $35 Premium | $25 General AdmissionClick Here to Purchase Tickets
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The ASO’s Vanguard Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.