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Handel: Theodora

Sarah Connolly • Christian Curnyn

23 March – 1 April 2018

Renowned British Handelians Sarah Connolly and Christian Curnyn prepared this dramatic oratorio in masterclasses before presenting a concert performance as part of Snape Maltings’ Easter Weekend programme.

Course Tutors

Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano
Christian Curnyn conductor
Catherine Martin upper strings
Catherine Rimer lower strings / continuo
David Hendry brass
Pawel Siwczak harpsichord
Adrian Bending timpani
Rhoda Patrick woodwind
Gail Hennessy woodwind
Elizabeth Kenny theorbo
Tom Appleton chorus master
Ashley Solomon flute

Vocal participants

Anna Cavaliero
Lucy Knight
Charlotte Bowden
Nazan Fikret
Polly Leech
Valeria Girardello
Rodrigo Sosa Dal Pozzo
Kieron-Connor Valentine
Patrick Kilbride
Benjamin Durrant
Chase Henry Hopkins
Joel Williams
Benjamin Kazez
Kieran Rayner
Jonathan Woody
Jolyon Loy

Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra

Violin I Gary Ngan*, Matilde Tosetti, Ida Meidell Blylod, Kirsty Main
Violin II Abel Balazs*, Karolina Habalo, Eloise MacDonald, Rebecca Windram,
Viola Yvonne Smith*, Cecile Silva
Cello Camilla Morse-Glover, Daniel Davis
Double Bass Peter Ferretti
Natural Horn Anna Drysdale, Sadie Glass
Natural Trumpet Imogen Hancock, Bruno Lourensetto
Flute Laura Quesada, Pablo Gigosos
Oboe Katie Cowling, Katie Lewis
Bassoon Catriona McDermid, Matthew Lewis
Theorbo Jonatan Bougt, Eric Thomas
Harpsichord/Organ Fernando Aguado, Sean Heath
Timpani Nick Cowling

*  Denotes Section Leader

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