7:30pm | 17 December 2016 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Join the RCM Oratorio Society for this semi-staged concert setting of Handel's Theodora performed with baroque orchestra.
The narrative of this 1750 oratorio follows the journey of one Christian woman's path to martyrdom, and her quest for virtue in a time of Roman tyranny. Moved by her purity, the Roman soldier Didymus falls in love with Theodora, and betrays his own people trying to save her.
This compelling tale is one of Handel's finest works - the composer himself ranked the final chorus of Act II 'He saw the lovely youth' far beyond The Messiah's famous 'Hallelujah'. Do not miss what promises to be an evening of beautiful music and moving drama.
Presented by the RCM Students' Union Oratorio Society.
Free, no ticket required
Conductor: Mark Biggins
Theodora: Jennifer Coleman (soprano)
Didymus: Feargal Mostyn-Williams (counter-tenor)
Irene: Polly Leech (mezzo-soprano)
Septimius: Ben Smith (tenor)
Valens: Kieran Rayner (baritone)
I filmed this on Sunday and it was aired last night on ITV. The fastest ever edit and turn around for TV filming that I have ever done. Usually I have to wait months to see my work. For this I only had to wait 3 days - now that is fast.
It was the season finale of TOWIE - and what a way to finish! Super glam! They went all out. It was Chloe Sims' 35th Birthday party at the luxurious Elvetham Hotel in Hampshire. There was even a white carpet for the guest to walk down to get into the house from the vintage cars that they arrived in. All the cast were wearing the most amazing dresses. I was very glad to be wearing my Vintage black sequin dress from Harrods. Everyone made such a spectacular effort for the Rose Gold Glam colour theme.
You can watch the episode and see me on the TV show for a limited time via this link:
I'm on about 20 minutes into the programme.
Hope you enjoy!
Jennifer Coleman - is a classical / opera singer, and vocal coach, performing across the UK and internationally.