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Howard Arman conducts a Handel commemoration concert

250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Handel's death

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Cast

Ulrike Fulde — Soprano

Albrecht Sack — Tenor

Felix Plock — Bass

Hallenser Madrigalisten

MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Händelfestspielchor

Chor der Oper Halle

The English Concert

Händelfestspielorchester Halle

Howard Arman — Conductor

Program notes

April 14, 2009 witnessed the 250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Handel's death. On this unique occasion two of the world's leading Baroque orchestras, members of four distinguished choruses, three accomplished Handel interpreters as soloists, together with conductor and Händel-Preis winner, Howard Arman, paid homage to the composer by playing the repertoire of the historic first commemoration concert that took place in London's Westminster Abbey in 1784.

This outstanding British-German performance in Halle's Marktkirche, where George Frideric was baptized, represents the media highlight of Handel Year 2009.

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