Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Sixteen: Handel's 'Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba'

The Sixteen, under the baton of Harry Christophers, perform Handel's "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba."

This piece takes place in the beginning of Act 3 in Solomon, an oratorio that George Frideric Handel composed and completed in June 1748. Its first performance took place at the Theatre Royal in London, England, on March 17, 1749. The Sixteen are a British-based choir and period instrument orchestra founded by Harry Christophers in 1979.