Handel, Bach, and Purcell

Time and Place

April Santa Cruz

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

Holy Cross Church
123 High Street
95060 Santa Cruz, CA

G.F. Handel, Blessed Are They That Considereth the Poor (or Foundling Hospital Anthem); J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 137; Henry Purcell, Jubilate Deo and Te Deum

Handel composed his joyous anthem in 1749 to raise funds for a newly established London children’s charity. As it turned out, the performance was a great success for the charity, and also quite beneficial for Handel’s own career. This piece will be complemented by Bach’s cantata, Praise the Lord; by two of Purcell’s best-known anthems, Jubilate Deo and Te Deum; and by Giovanni Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo.