The AmadÃ¨ Players : A Birthday Concert for Mr.George Frideric Handel
23 February 2012, 18:00
Tickets: £15, £10 concessions and Foundling Friends
To book call 020 7841 3600 or drop into the Museum
Doors and bar open at 18:00, the concert begins at 19:00
The Foundling Museum is pleased to be celebrating Handel's 327th birthday, in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Amadè Players. This concert is a fundraising event, in support of the Amadè Players' Messiah: Oratorio in Education project to be held in March 2012.
During his London years, Handel formed a strong relationship with the Foundling Hospital, the home for disadvantaged children founded by Thomas Coram. He regularly directed performances of Messiah to raise funds for the needy children, and left a set of parts to the Hospital upon his death to maintain the musical and financial legacy. He also created a new work, titled The Foundling Hospital Anthem, or Blessed are they that considereth the Poor. This wonderful piece for voices and orchestra includes highlights of other, earlier works, and ends with the chorus, Hallelujah, from Messiah.
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