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Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Oct 25 - Oct 26


Hailstorms. Locusts. A parting sea. Handel’s epic oratorio — complete with choir and vocal soloists — tells the biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites from bondage. Jeannette Sorrell conducts her own adaptation that brings the story’s drama to the fore.

Handel’s Israel in Egypt
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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall


1 Hour 45 Minutes, Including Intermission

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Israel in Egypt


  • Jeannette Sorrell


    Grammy Award–winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell is recognized internationally as one of today’s most compelling interpreters of Baroque and Classical repertoire. She is the subject of the 2019 documentary by Oscar-winning director Allan Miller, Playing With Fire: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting. Bridging the period-instrument and symphonic worlds from a young age, Sorrell studied conducting under Leonard Bernstein, Roger Norrington, and Robert Spano at the Tanglewood and Aspen music festivals, and studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. She won First Prize in the Spivey International Harpsichord Competition, competing against over 70 harpsichordists from Europe, Israel, the U.S., and the Soviet Union.

    As a conductor, Sorrell made her New York Philharmonic debut in 2021 and Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2022. She has repeatedly conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Florida, and New World Symphony orchestras, and led the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion), National Symphony Orchestra (at the Kennedy Center), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Opera St. Louis with the St. Louis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, among others. Her debuts in 2022–23 include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Spain).

    As founder and conductor of Apollo’s Fire, Sorrell has led the renowned ensemble at many international venues including London’s BBC Proms, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Madrid Royal Theatre, Irish National Concert Hall, and the Library of Congress. Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire have released 30 commercial CDs, including 11 bestsellers on the Billboard classical chart and a 2019 Grammy winner. The Sunday Times of London selected her recordings of the St. John Passion and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as best in the field in 2020 and 2021, and BBC Music Magazine chose her recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers as one of 30 Must-Have Recordings for Our Lifetime (September 2022). Other albums include Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos (Billboard Classical Top 10 in 2012), four Mozart discs, and five creative multicultural programs. With more than 12 million views of her YouTube videos, Sorrell has attracted national attention and awards for creative programming. 

    Learn more about Jeannette Sorrell
  • Amanda Forsythe


    Recognized as a leading interpreter of Baroque and Classical repertoire, Amanda Forsythe appears regularly as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). She has also performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Her 2022–23 engagements include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, BEMF, Boston Baroque, and Apollo’s Fire.

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  • Sonya Headlam


    Soprano Sonya Headlam enjoys a vibrant career performing music that spans from the Baroque period to the 21st century. She opened the 2022–23 season with several solo debuts, including with The Philadelphia Orchestra, in Handel’s Messiah; Apollo’s Fire at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, in works by Mozart and Bologne; North Carolina Symphony, in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony; Grand Rapids Symphony, in J.S. Bach’s B-minor Mass; and New World Symphony, in Mozart’s Exsultate jubilate. Upcoming highlights include her solo debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Cody Bowers


    American countertenor Cody Bowers is a Sullivan Foundation Award winner, a national semi-finalist in The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, and recipient of a George London Foundation Finalist Award. In previous seasons he has performed at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera War Memorial Opera House, Carnegie Hall, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Utah Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Opera Neo, and Tanglewood Music Center.

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  • Jacob Perry


  • Edward Vogel


    With a diverse repertoire of symphonic, chamber, and art music spanning ten centuries, baritone Edward Vogel is quickly being recognized as one of the most versatile concert singers today. His recent solo appearances have included Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt and Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine with the Grammy Award–winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire led by Jeannette Sorrell, and Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach’s B-minor Mass, and Brahms’s A German Requiem with the Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra led by Eric Holtan. In 2019 Vogel made his international solo debut in J.S. Bach’s Mass in G major at Snape Maltings, United Kingdom, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. Highly in-demand as an ensemble singer, Vogel has performed with groups including Bach Collegium Japan, Yale Choral Artists, and Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices in the world premiere of David Lang’s the writings at Carnegie Hall.

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  • Apollo’s Singers (Chorus of Apollo’s Fire)
        Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director


    Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a Grammy Award–winning ensemble. Founded by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, the period band is dedicated to the Baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts, or passions, in the listeners. The musicians in Apollo’s Fire, who are creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric, have performed six European tours, with sold-out concerts at the BBC Proms in London, Madrid’s Teatro Real, Bordeaux’s Grand Théàtre de l’Opéra, the National Concert Hall of Ireland, and venues in France, Italy, Austria, and Portugal.

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        Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director

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