Solomon's Knot
Image credit: © Gerard Collett

Archived Event

Solomon's Knot
Mon 27 May 2024, 7.30pm
Archived Event

This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval



  • Solomon's Knot
    Baroque Ensemble in Residence
    • George Cliffordleader
    • Maxim Del Marviolin I
    • Gabi Jonesviolin II
    • Will McGahonviolin II
    • Joanne Millerviola
    • Gavin Kibblecello
    • Jan Zahourekdouble bass
    • Eva Caballeroflute
    • Daniel Lanthieroboe
    • Inga Maria Klauckebassoon I
    • Sally Holmanbassoon II
    • Kathryn Zevenbergenhorn I
    • Kate Goldsmithhorn II
    • Fruzsi Haratrumpet I
    • Jonathan Sellsartistic director, bass
  • Aileen Henryharp
  • Josep Maria Martí Durantheorbo
  • James Johnstoneharpsichord, organ
  • Clare Lloyd-Griffithssoprano (as Israelite boy)
  • Zoë Brookshawsoprano (as Esther)
  • James Hallalto (as Priest of the Israelites)
  • Kate Symonds-Joyalto (as Priest of the Israelites)
  • David de Wintertenor (as Habdonah, Officer, 2nd Israelite)
  • Joseph Doodytenor (as Mordecai)
  • Thomas Herfordtenor (as 1st Israelite)
  • Xavier Hetheringtontenor (as Ahasuerus)
  • Alex Ashworthbass (as Haman)



First performed in 1718 at Cannons, the Edgware home of the composer’s patron, the Duke of Chandos, Esther is generally agreed to be the first English oratorio. It was a work Handel returned to more than once, including in 1732, when it became the first in a long series of oratorios he offered to the public in his later years.

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