Though Handel's Judas Maccabaeus rivals his Messiah in choral dazzle, live performances of this chronicle of one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history are rare. Loaded with historic symbolism and soaring arias, this musical celebration centers on the Jewish feast of Hanukkah ("Dedication"), commemorating the restoration of Jewish worship at the temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE, after Judah Maccabee removed the Hellenistic statuary. Enjoy Handel's rich journey from hopelessness to triumph when Jane Glover conducts the Music of the Baroque chorus, orchestra, and soloists in Chicago at Millennium Park's Harris Theater.
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