Handel: Samson

National Concert Hall, Dublin

23 January 2016


Chamber Choir Ireland
Irish Baroque Orchestra
Matthew HallsConductor
James GilchristSamson (tenor)
Katherine WatsonDalila, wife of Samson (soprano)
Madeleine ShawMicah, friend of Samson (alto)
James OldfieldManoah, father of Samson (bass)
Jonathan BestHarapha, a giant (bass)

The baroque theme running throughout the NCH International Concert Series is further explored by Ireland's flagship choral ensemble, Chamber Choir Ireland, and the celebrated Irish Baroque Orchestra. They will come together to perform Handel's oratorio Samson, which was first performed in 1742, the year after the composer's famous visit to Dublin and the first performance here of Messiah.