Hail, Bright Cecilia (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Sat February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
When Handel first presented his setting of Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music, on 25 February 1736 at Covent Garden, he needed to extend the two-part work to satisfy his opera-going audience’s expectations of a three-act evening. Ten days later Handel reworked some existing material, and added a text by John Dryden – The Ode to St. Cecilia was born. The de Angelis Vocal Ensemble will present Handel’s work with the neo-baroque orchestra Kontrapunktus, and featuring the exquisite vocal talents of soprano Andrea Zomorodian, and tenor John St. Marie.
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
31520 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675