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Choral Music
Edward A Kliszus

The American Symphony Orchestra and Händel’s Judas Maccabaeus

It was a stellar evening at Riverside Church with the American Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus (1746). This splendid production inspired just as it projected hope, faith, and perseverance in the face of adversity through the story’s characters, Judas Maccabeaus (Jack Swanson), Man (Deborah Nansteel), Woman (Brandie Sutton), and Simon (William Guanbo Su). The ensemble conveyed well the emotional and spiritual significance of the Oratorio.

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