Handel’s Water Musicks (Gaylord)

A musical celebration of the Thames and Tiber Rivers

Two of the most important cities in Handel’s lifetime were the English and Italian capitals of London and Rome: in Rome, Handel planted seeds for a successful career as an operatic composer; in London, his career blossomed to its fullest potential both at the English court and in the English
opera houses.

Set on the shores of the River Tiber, Handel’s cantata O come chiare e belle stars an ancient River Tiber coaxed by the shepherd Olinto and goddess Gloria, to reinvigorate itself in a new era. Handel’s famous Water Music Suites were composed in 1717 to accompany King George I on an evening journey on the River Thames from Whitehall to Chelsea.

Pre-concert talk begins at approximately 6:45pm.

Catherine Sandstedt, soprano (Olinto)
Alina Tamborini, soprano (Gloria)
Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano (Tebro)
Curtis Foster, oboe
Curtis Foster & Matthew Hudgens, baroque oboe
Allen Hamrick, baroque bassoon
Nate Udell & Burke Anderson, baroque horn
Tom Pfotenhauer & Lena Console, baroque trumpet
Peter Kogan, percussion
Will Copeland, Miriam Scholz-Carlson, Mary Sorlie, Lindsay Bordner, Conor O’Brien, Theresa Elliott, & Hannah Kennedy, baroque violins
Cheryl Zylla & Emily Hagen, baroque viola
Alexa Haynes-Pilon & Maryne Mossey, baroque cello
Sara Thompson, baroque bass
Michael Thomas Asmus & Paul Boehnke, harpsichord


Nov 14 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Immanuel Lutheran Church
312 5th St, Gaylord, MN 55334