Time and Place
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
G.F. Handel, Blessed Are They That Considereth the Poor (or Foundling Hospital Anthem), J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 137, Henry Purcell, Jubilate Deo and Te Deum
Handel composed his joyous anthem in 1749 to raise funds for a newly established London children’s charity. As it turned out, the performance was a great success for the charity, and also quite beneficial for Handel’s own career. This piece will be complemented by Bach’s cantata, Praise the Lord, and two of Purcell’s best-known anthems, Jubilate Deo and Te Deum.