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George Handel's Israel in Egypt

  • Schwartz Center for Performing Arts 1700 N Decatur Road Atlanta, GA, 30307 United States (map)
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Travel the epic journey from slavery to the promised land. Revisit the Passover story through George Frideric Handel’s enthralling Oratorio, Israel in Egypt.

“Thou in thy mercy hast led forth thy people which thou hast redeemed; thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation,” (Israel in Egypt-George Frideric Handel).
Atlanta Master Chorale invites members of the Christian and Jewish community to its Israel in Egypt concert on Saturday, March 17, to discover and experience this wonderful musical masterpiece; first, because they will love it, and secondly, because it is a critical part of their pilgrimage story.

The Exodus is a common thread that binds Christians and Jews together in the journey of faith.  This sacred writing tells the story of the Jews and the story of Christians. The celebrations of Passover and Easter often overlap. This year is no exception with the beginning of Passover and the celebration of Good Friday falling on March 30. There is an incredible parallel between the Jewish exodus from Egypt and Jesus' cross on Calvary. Both faith traditions celebrate the story of Exodus during these holy days: for Jews, the recalling of the escape of the Chosen people from Egypt and their journey to the Promised Land (now Israel); and for Christians, the “passover” from slavery to sin to a life of hope and resurrection.

Revisit the well-known Passover story in a new way: experience the dramatic telling of the Exodus through George Frideric Handel’s enthralling oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Known for its grand and sweeping array of choruses, arias and masterful orchestrations, it remains one of Handel’s most popular and inventive works. Share the Israelites’ epic journey from captivity to freedom, as Handel weaves vivid imagery and varied texture within vocal and instrumental parts. It is an opportunity to bring the faith communities together and celebrate our common heritage. You will be delighted and transfixed as Atlanta Master Chorale and accompanying orchestra bring this grand MasterWork to the stage at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 PM. 

Tickets: $35/adult, $30/senior and $10/student.

To reserve your tickets, call 404.727.5050 or go to emory.arts.edu by March 16th. Tickets will also available at the door if concert is not sold out.

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