The love affairs of the Queen of Egypt and the Roman conqueror as penned by Handel. Sumptuous!
Gloria, Dixit Dominus
Two of the finest sacred works in the early repertoire infused with the same universal emotion
With his celebration of the destiny of prophet Elijah, Mendelssohn makes his own mark in the traditional oratorio genre with great verve.
Poulenc’s poignant choral works are among the finest sacred pieces in 20th century repertoire
A lesser-known work by Verdi whose rich writing for orchestra and voices prefigures his greatest compositions.
A rare piece by Lully which offers further proof of his reputation as an extremely refined writer.
Two masters of baroque sacred writing explore the same lament in two masterpieces of heightened emotion.
The Stabat genre traversed the centuries. This version by Rossini lacks neither emotional scope nor echoes of his operatic writing.
L’Italiana in Algeri
This foray into the exotic East is an entertainment dished up with humour and virtuosity by the music of a young Rossini