The oratorio, with text by the Reverend Thomas Morrell drawn mainly from the First Book of Maccabees in the Apocrypha, depicts Judas Maccabeus as he unifies Israel and then prevails over the vastly superior Syrian forces seeking to hellenize the country. It was designed to celebrate the victory of the Duke of Cumberland, Prince William, over Bonnie Prince Charles at Culloden, Scotland in 1746 and the subsequent unification of an England disrupted from within by pro-Catholic Jacobite forces. The oratorio is presented with a new orchestration by Philip Wharton commissioned for the performance.
Sunday, February 26
Kane Street Synagogue
236 Kane Street
With members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Chorus under the direction of Aaron Smith.
Jae Yeon Paik, Soprano – Israelite Woman
Kara Cornell, Mezzo-Soprano – Israelite Man
Martin Vasquez, Tenor – Judas Maccabaeus
Michael Zoosman, Bass – Simon Maccabaeus
Adults - $20
Children 13 and under - $10
For information or to reserve tickets, call the Synagogue office at
(718) 875-1550 or email to email@example.com