George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
Judas Maccabaeus is one of Handel's most popular oratorios. It tells of the heroic leadership of Judas Maccabaeus in the resistance to Greek domination of Judea circa 170-160 BC, which forms part of the origin story of Hanukkah. Judas Maccabaeus is an intense drama of tragedy, lament, hope and victory. Larry Marrieta conducts, with John RS Walko, organ, vocal soloists, and baroque orchestra including strings from the SF Academy Orchestra.