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Handel Dixit Dominus and Bach Cantata 131

Saturday, March 12th, 2005 at 8:00pm
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City

In 1707, a 22-year-old Handel electrified Italy and stunned the world with his youthful masterpiece Dixit Dominus, a work created to inspire and impress. Hoping to establish himself as a composer of importance, Handel set this powerful text for five-part chorus, soloists, and string orchestra.

In addition, The Manhattan Choral Ensemble will perform Bach’s beautiful Cantata 131, which is also a youthful work, composed when Bach was only 22-years-old himself. This work requires chorus, strings, two oboes, and soloists. Both pieces will be accompanied by an orchestra of period instruments.

Come hear the MCE in its Merkin Hall debut, performing in the celebrated hall for the first time. Part of the Kaufman Center on 67th Street, just north of Lincoln Center, award-winning Merkin Hall is one of New York City’s finest concert venues.

Admission: $24, $15 for students and seniors

Tickets: To buy tickets online, please click here. You can also call the box office at (212)501-3330.

Directions: The Kaufman Center is conveniently located on West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, near the M5, M7, M11, M66 and M104 buses, and one block from the IRT #1 and #9. There are many garages close to the Center.