When: Sat., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2014
Performing George Frideric Handel’s Solomon is not for the faint of heart. Written in 1748 at the height of the German composer’s fame, the piece requires five soloists and dozens of chorus and orchestra members. It’s a good thing the Burlington Choral Society is up for the challenge. Collectively, 130 performers, including soloist Mary Bonhag (pictured), tell the story of the biblical King Solomon in three acts. Described by famed conductor Paul McCreesh as “full of pageantry, grandeur, eroticism and much fascinating political allegory,” this monumental work melds poetic wanderings with a musical sophistication all its own.