The Messiah is here

When the term Oratorio is mentioned, immediately comes to mind the oratorio Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel (1741). But oratorios were written long before and continued to be written long after. The upcoming lecture in the Israeli Vocal Ensemble lecture series will be dedicated to the opera’s religious sister, the Oratorio — a story presented by a choir, orchestra and soloists, without costumes and scenery. From Carissimi ‘s Jephte, through Handel’s and Haydn‘s oratorios to King David by Swiss composer Honegger, Yuval Benozer takes the participants on a journey into the depths of the genre.