In co-production with the Beaune Festival
Composed just after Messiah, Samson is deservedly, since its inception, one of Handel's most beloved works. The music is absolutely sumptuous. The choral movements will take you to the heights of emotion.
The Namur Chamber Choir distinguished itself for its discoveries of the sunken treasures of ancient music. If it has become today a benchmark continent-wide is also because he has tackled the great works of the repertoire successfully, and very often with a fresh look.
To illustrate this other aspect of the artistic activity of the Namur Chamber Choir, the choice of Leonardo García Alarcón was focused on a large oratorio of Handel: Samson.
This monumental work has known several versions, during the lifetime of the composer. His score, which has been adapted or remodeled a lot, offers a perfect ground for investigation and reflection for an imaginative chef who can carve out "his" Samson, as Handel himself did, depending on the circumstances and changes in solo distribution.
And you can count on the sense of musical characterization and the refinement of our choir, our orchestra and Leonardo García Alarcón to give life here to a Samson in doubt.
Samson, Matthew Newlin
Dalila, Catherine Watson
Micah, Lawrence Zazzo
Manoa, Luigi di Donato
Harapha, Guilhem Worms
Namur Chamber Choir
Direction: Leonardo García Alarcón
Saint-Loup Church, Namur (BE)Buy tickets
Collegiate Church, Beaune (FR)