Handel – Judas Maccabaeus 7 December 2019

A Very Special Concert

Book nowSouth Devon Choir, conducted by John Hobbs with the Festival Orchestra and professional soloists, Lorna Anderson soprano, Rebecca Smith mezzo soprano, Arthur Swan tenor and Tim Mirfin bass, sing one of George Frederic Handel’s greatest but lesser well known oratorios, Judas Maccabaeus.

This concert will be the last to be conducted by John Hobbs as Musical Director of South Devon Choir.  John is to retire as Musical Director of the Choir but we are very pleased that he will become our President.  The concert will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in his honour to be held in the Parish Hall. Everyone is very welcome. Tickets for the concert and the reception can be purchased online – click the Book Now ticket above or at the foot of the page.

Judas Maccabaeus tells the story behind the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, celebrating the Jewish rebellion, led by Judas, against the Greek Seleucid Empire.

The music includes the familiar ‘See the conquering hero comes’, ‘Sound an alarm’ and ‘O lovely peace’ and concludes with a classic Handel ‘Hallelujah, Amen’ chorus.


Please note – concert tickets and reception tickets must be purchased separately.

Reception tickets are only available in advance and will not be available on the door.

Tickets are available from choir members, can be reserved by telephone 07398561996 and purchased online by clicking the Book Now symbol below to be taken to the secure booking site, TicketSource.

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