A performance directed by William Christie of Handel’s Belshazzar from the Aix Festival is being shown. His experienced team brought Handel’s not-so-high drama and philosophic tragedy to almost operatic dramatic standards as the Persian prince, Cyrus, overran the dissolute Babylonians and freed the captive Jews.
Belshazzar, written in 1744, was among the first English oratorios that Handel composed after he had abandoned the Italian opera form and so still retains a strong dramatic element.
Friday 15 Feb 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre (Refreshments available)
Fridays from 7.30pm – 10.00pm
A free and easy night, all welcome.
An evening for artists, musicians and those interested to network, give presentations, show work, artist in residence, make music (jammin’) and generally, just hang out.
2013 dates are:
Circle Cafe, Jesus Centre
Northampton NN1 4AE
For more details call 0845 166 8202 or ask in person at the Jesus Centre Info Desk.