Handel, Bach, and Purcell

Time and Place

April Santa Cruz

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

Holy Cross Church
123 High Street
95060 Santa Cruz, CA

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.