Fulneck Baroque Festival 2013
Event Date: August 2, 2013
Posted: August 2, 2013
Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Bank Holiday Monday 26 August
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St Peters Singers of Leeds present Handel's Israel in Egypt at the 2013 Fulneck Baroque Festival. Taking place at 4.00 pm on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, this now traditional Moravian musical event also features players from St Peter's Chamber Orchestra, led by Mary Huby.
Handel's magnificent account of Israel's departure from Egypt - with full supporting cast of frogs, flies, lice and locusts – takes place at historic Fulneck Moravian Church. Entry is free of charge with a retiring collection. The Singers and Players have been an integral part of Fulneck Baroque since the event’s inception in 2007.
St Peter's Singers is a mixed choir of about forty voices based in the City of Leeds, directed by Simon Lindley. For well over thirty years the Singers have enjoyed a close relationship with Leeds Minster (St Peter-at-Leeds), formerly Leeds Parish Church, where many concerts and liturgical appearances take place each season. At the same time, the choir performs at many other venues in and around Leeds, including Leeds Town Hall, St Anne's Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Minster Churches of Dewsbury and Doncaster. York Minster has been the venue for three memorable presentations in recent years, and the choir sang Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral on Easter Monday in 2005 and 2008, and at Guildford Cathedral on Spring Bank Holiday Saturday in 2011. Other Cathedrals visited recently have included Derby, Ely, Leicester, Ripon and Worcester.