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Portsmouth Choral Union performs 'Saul' by Handel

A 'Festival of Chichester' event.

Sunday 7 July 2024 at 6.30 p.m.

Portsmouth Choral Union Conductor: David Gostick
with The Consort of Twelve (Leader Ada Witczyk)

Charlotte Bowden – Soprano
Joseph Bolger – Countertenor
Kieran White – Tenor
Jamie Wollard – Bass

The Consort of Twelve is an ensemble of musicians who specialise in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

There are few Biblical characters more sharply drawn than Saul, the unsuspecting first king of the united monarchy of Israel and Judah, a loving pater familias at times and a fratricidal maniac at others. The Book of First Samuel becomes a page-turner from the moment Saul is introduced as “the handsomest man in Israel, standing head and shoulders above the rest” to his ignominious death in battle, a failed suicide finished off by an enemy solder. The story of the rise and fall of Saul is fraught with drama: violence, madness, mayhem, and sorcery as well as jealousy, love, and the most undeniable description of bisexual devotion to be found in the Hebrew Bible.
Tickets in advance online: www.pcuchoir.org

Festival of Chichester Box Office, The Novium Museum, 1 Tower St, Chichester, PO19 1QH
Telephone ticket sales: 01243 775888

Email: pcutickets@gmail.com

Adults: £20, Children & Students £5

Tickets on the door: Card payment only
St Paul’s Church, Churchside, Chichester, Hampshire PO19 1QH
Sun 7 July
Contact telephone: 07882518844 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Website: www.pcuchoir.org