Samson

Wednesday 13th October 2021, from 7pm

St George’s, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX

Celebrating the 350th anniversary of Samson Agonistes, we are delighted to be working with The London Handel Festival and The English Concert to present Samson – Handel’s response to Milton’s final published work.
 
Milton and Handel are, in many ways, a natural pairing.  After the Bible, Milton’s verse was Handel’s principal source of inspiration and during the 1740s he composed and performed three settings taken from Milton’s work: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, Samson and A New Occasional Oratorio.  They are among his major works – and some of the best, and most lasting, artistic responses to Milton’s poetry.
 
Composed within a few weeks of MessiahSamson became one of Handel’s most successful oratorios.  This performance offers a rare opportunity to experience his work in the church where Handel once worshipped.
 
For further information, and to book, please visit the London Handel Festival website: