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4nov solomonThe Queen of Sheba arrives this November to take up her starring role in Perth’s first performance of Handel’s Solomon.

WA’s Sara Macliver is the Queen of Sheba in Perth’s first ever presentation of Handel’s Solomon, making a grand entrance and gracing the performance with a voice described by Joseph Nolan as “Simply the best of its kind in Australia”.

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is a delightfully uplifting orchestral piece, and the hallmark of Handel’s magnificent oratorio. The piece is often chosen for processional music, especially weddings, and will be familiar to many.

Solomon has never been performed in Perth before, but is here at last, almost 270 years after the first audience witnessed it in London. Those who have been moved by Handel’s Messiah will definitely want to attend this momentous occasion at Perth Concert Hall - “Miss it at your peril!” said Joseph Nolan.

Solomon includes the story of the Biblical king that gave rise to the phrase “the wisdom of Solomon”. The tale involves two women both claiming to be the natural mother of the same baby. When the women can’t agree on who should claim the child as their own, Solomon decrees that the baby will be cut in half to satisfy both. Come along to find out what happens! (Spoiler alert - all ends well.)

Intriguingly, the part of Solomon was written for a female voice, and will be sung by Ileana Rinaldi, who has, in Joseph Nolan’s words, “A voice to die for”. He describes the third principal soloist, Paul McMahon (Zadok the Priest), as “Not only a fine tenor, but a wonderful musician”.

The soloists will perform with the St George’s Cathedral Consort and the Orchestra of St George at Perth Concert Hall, conducted by St George’s Cathedral Master of Music Joseph Nolan.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to present one of the mainstays of Handel’s repertoire, and for the 24 extraordinarily talented singers in the Cathedral Consort to be heard,” he said. Solomon requires a 30-strong orchestra, making this a production of major proportions - one certainly not to be missed!”

Handel’s Solomon marks one of the major events in the St George’s Cathedral Concert Series.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or Perth Concert Hall.

4nov solomonThe Queen of Sheba arrives this November to take up her starring role in Perth’s first performance of Handel’s Solomon.

WA’s Sara Macliver is the Queen of Sheba in Perth’s first ever presentation of Handel’s Solomon, making a grand entrance and gracing the performance with a voice described by Joseph Nolan as “Simply the best of its kind in Australia”.

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is a delightfully uplifting orchestral piece, and the hallmark of Handel’s magnificent oratorio. The piece is often chosen for processional music, especially weddings, and will be familiar to many.

Solomon has never been performed in Perth before, but is here at last, almost 270 years after the first audience witnessed it in London. Those who have been moved by Handel’s Messiah will definitely want to attend this momentous occasion at Perth Concert Hall - “Miss it at your peril!” said Joseph Nolan.

Solomon includes the story of the Biblical king that gave rise to the phrase “the wisdom of Solomon”. The tale involves two women both claiming to be the natural mother of the same baby. When the women can’t agree on who should claim the child as their own, Solomon decrees that the baby will be cut in half to satisfy both. Come along to find out what happens! (Spoiler alert - all ends well.)

Intriguingly, the part of Solomon was written for a female voice, and will be sung by Ileana Rinaldi, who has, in Joseph Nolan’s words, “A voice to die for”. He describes the third principal soloist, Paul McMahon (Zadok the Priest), as “Not only a fine tenor, but a wonderful musician”.

The soloists will perform with the St George’s Cathedral Consort and the Orchestra of St George at Perth Concert Hall, conducted by St George’s Cathedral Master of Music Joseph Nolan.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to present one of the mainstays of Handel’s repertoire, and for the 24 extraordinarily talented singers in the Cathedral Consort to be heard,” he said. Solomon requires a 30-strong orchestra, making this a production of major proportions - one certainly not to be missed!”

Handel’s Solomon marks one of the major events in the St George’s Cathedral Concert Series.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or Perth Concert Hall.