TULSA, OKLA – On Friday, March 25, Tulsa Chorale will perform Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S Boston Ave in downtown Tulsa. The performance begins at 7:00 pm and will feature Dr. Tim Sharp as Conductor, local organists Vicki Smith and Cathy Venable, soloists Dr. Kim Childs and Emma Jane Sharp, and members of the Tulsa Symphony orchestra.
“The great George Frederic Handel, the composer who gave the world the oratorio masterpiece ‘Messiah,’ also composed one of the first stereophonic major dramatic choral pieces, ‘Israel in Egypt,’ says Dr. Tim Sharp, Conductor and Artistic Director for Tulsa Chorale. “This epic story is told through chorus, soloists, and orchestra in the double-choir ecclesiastical Art Deco architecture of Tulsa’s Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.”
The performance will be Tulsa Chorale’s last under the direction of Dr. Sharp.
“From my first downbeat with Tulsa Chorale (formerly Tulsa Oratorio Chorus) in 2009 through our thirteen years of fantastic performances, I have known nothing but joy in music making with this group,” says Dr. Sharp. “In my time here we have grown to over 100 singers, traveled internationally, collaborated with local arts groups and composers from across the world, rebranded and persevered a pandemic.”