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Bath Choral Society in association with Iford Arts – 20th October 2017 In association with Bath Choral Society, David Gostick will present a concert performance of Handel’s Jephtha on Friday 20 October, 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Bath, BA2 4AF.This evening’s performance features soloists from our recent critically acclaimed production, directed by Tim Nelson.  We’re…

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Jephtha – Charlotte Valori – Operissima

5 Stars – Dark, desperate, magnificent. As Handel wrote Jephtha‘s haunting central chorus, “How dark, O Lord, are thy decrees,” his own sight temporarily failed him, and he had to break off work. Although he would live for another eight years, Jephtha would prove to be Handel’s last oratorio: a disturbing story from the eleventh chapter of the…

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Jephtha – Andrew Benson Wilson

Jephtha was Handel’s last oratorio, composed in 1751 as his sight was failing to the extent that at one point in the autograph score he wrote “unable to go on owing to weakening of the sight of my left eye.” It is rather telling that note occurs at the chorus that concludes Act 2, How dark,…

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The Midsummer Prom – Rebecca Lipkin from The Arbuturian

Midsummer Prom: Iford Arts 2017 There’s nothing like a prom to get you feeling patriotic, even in Brexit-negotiation Britain. However, I’m for a decidedly less OTT Union Jack waving affair, and prefer to sing ‘Rule Britannia’ in the bath than in company after one to many glasses of champers. Less formal than attending one of…

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Barber of Seville – Rossini – Rebecca Lipkin from The Arbuturian

Nothing short of inspired. This is what opera is all about!

Un Ballo Opera performed at Iford Arts Festival Photo by Rob Coles
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