Musica Sacra Concert: Music of George Frideric Handel

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 7:30pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium

"Funeral Anthem on the Death of Queen Caroline" and "Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened"

Handel’s “Funeral Anthem of 1737” reflects both the solemnity of the death of Queen Caroline, the consort of King George II, and the composer’s personal grief as the queen studied music with Handel. “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened” is one of four anthems written by Handel for the coronation of George II. Live program notes by Timothy McDonald, Ph.D., Musica Sacra director, will be presented at 6:45 p.m. before the concert. Register here.