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Handel's Solomon

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Solomon (1749) is among a series of masterful oratorios which Handel composed beginning in 1749. As with other Handel oratorios, although it does not refer to the political happenings, happenings of his day, this work does have a connection to his times in that Handel pays homage to a wise and religious ruler from antiquity – and in so doing, also to the golden era of England and its king, George II.

Requiring large musical forces, with thumping choruses and ravishing solos, St George's Cathedral Consort and Orchestra, with soloists including the legendary Sara Macliver will bring this oratorio to life in a rare Perth performance. The performance will be conducted by the Cathedral's Master of Music, Joseph Nolan recently hailed as a Musical Colossus by Limelight Magazine, Australia.