Tuesday 26 March 2019

Handel Remixed: a contemporary take on Baroque classics at the London Handel Festival

Handel Re-mixed
Different generations have always treated Handel's music to re-mixes and new versions, just think of Mozart's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Israel in Egypt or the large scale orchestral versions of Messiah from the late 19th century.

Festival Voices is a young choral group interested in making bold, collaborative choral music, performing to new audiences in unexpected venues, and the group's latest project, Handel Remixed, is being given as part of the London Handel Festival. They will give festival goers the chance to hear Handel's music in a new and distinctive way, remixed for a contemporary audience.

The centrepiece of the event is a performance of Handel's Dixit Dominus in a new version reimagined live with electronic dance music performed in collaboration with Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective who will be joining the fourteen singers of Festival Voices and a baroque ensemble. The programme also will include music from Handel's Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HMV74 and 'Lascia ch'io pianga' from Rinaldo.

The venue is also a new one for the festival, the CLF Art Cafe in Peckham.

Full details from the London Handel Festival website.

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