Israel in Egypt: the science of the Red Sea

igitur_iieThis excellent photograph is by Michael Piotrowicz.

igitur_israelIt was a privilege to be part of the performance by Igitur Nos of Handel’s Israel in Egypt at All Saint’s Church in Ainslie. The choir and very fine orchestra were conducted by Matthew Stuckings, who kindly allowed me to take part as a bass chorister.

It’s a lot of fun. There’s voices and orchestra in full flight, some old-fashioned smiting, plagues of frogs and flies, hailstones and fire, and much throwing of the horse and his rider into the sea! The music is wonderful. The audience liked it.