Celebrated countertenor Reginald Mobley wields a voice that is “pure of tone, immaculate in his articulation” (The Herald) in a program of powerfully moving arias by Handel with Music of the Baroque. The chorus shines in Purcell’s exquisite “Hear my prayer, O Lord” “Welcome to all the Pleasures,” and music from Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar. J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and lively dances William Croft composed for The Comedy call’d the FuneralT complete this evening of high-spirited drama.

PURCELL
“Welcome to all the Pleasures”
Fantasia on a Ground for 3 violins and continuo
“Hear my prayer, O Lord”
J. S. BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
HANDEL
Italian arias
CROFT
Suite from The Comedy call’d the Funeral
HANDEL
Excerpts from Belshazzar

Music of the Baroque Chorus & Orchestra
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Reginald Mobley, countertenor