Amadeus Chamber Ensemble: Hallelujah Handel!
The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble will hold Hallelujah Handel!, the fourth concert of its 2022-23 Season. The program is devoted to oratorio, religious and operatic works by the composer of Messiah: Georg Friedrich Händel. Admission is free; reservations are not required.
Brian Salesky, former executive and artistic director of Knoxville Opera, will conduct the concert featuring beloved favorites and intriguing rarities from 10 Handel works, including trumpet-blazing selections from Samson, Rinaldo and Judas Maccabaeus with the participation of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Choir and the St. John Neumann Catholic School Choir. The concert marks the Knoxville debuts of Metropolitan Opera mezzosoprano Renée Tatum and internationally renowned stage and recording artist bass Curtis Streetman. Returning are soprano Abigail Santos Villalobos who starred in the world premiere of El Pasado Se Nunca Termina with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and San Diego Opera and Chicago tenor Aaron Short.