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Biblical story to be retold in Harpenden choral performance

PUBLISHED: 09:29 26 March 2019

Harpenden Choral Society presents Handel's Samson with conductor John Andrews [Picture: Robert Workman]

Harpenden Choral Society presents Handel's Samson with conductor John Andrews [Picture: Robert Workman]

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The story of a biblical judge will be retold at a Harpenden concert soon.

Harpenden Choral Society are going to perform Handel’s oratorio Samson at the High Street Methodist Church at the end of this month.

Considered by some to be Handel’s most impressive work, it is the story of Samson’s last days, starting in a Gaza prison and ending with his death.

The piece, composed shortly after the famous Messiah, was first performed in February 1743.

It contains two of Handel’s most celebrated arias, Total Eclipse and Let the Bright Seraphim.

The concert will feature solo performances from Nazan Fikret, Emily Gray, Mark Wilde and Joseph Padfield, and will be conducted by the choir’s music director John Andrews.

It will take place on March 30 from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 for adults or £5 for children and students. Book on 01582 419379.

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