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Handel Week Festival presents Solomon

  • Grace Episcopal Church 924 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)
Kimberly McCord

Kimberly McCord

The final concert of Handel Week Festival's 20th Anniversary Season is rarely performed oratorio Solomon, HWV 67.

Justly praised for its musical brilliance and panoramic story of the famed third King of Israel, the work covers the storied tale of the two harlots who bring a dispute regarding the parenthood of a newborn baby to the king known far and wide for his wisdom.

$35 General Admission

The oratorio represents Handel at his most grand with a double chorus, a large number of soloists, and an augmented orchestra. Headlining our cast are Handel Week favorites baritone Noah Gartner singing the tile role and Kimberly McCord playing both queens.

Solomon.....Noah Gartner, baritone
Solomon's Queen.....Kimberly McCord, soprano
Zadok the Priest.....Peder Reiff, tenor
A Levite.....Philip Kraus, baritone
First Harlot.....Nicci Krebacsh, soprano
Second Harlot.....Celia Williams, soprano
Queen of Sheba.....Kimberly McCord, soprano
An Attendant.....Raymon Cunha, tenor

Handel Week Orchestera and Chorus
Dennis Northway, conductor
Kipp Cortez, assistant choral conductor