Charles Stanford: The Three Holy Children | University Singers with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Matthew Mehaffey, conductor.
Modeled after the nineteenth century oratorios by Mendelssohn, “The Three Holy Children” by Irish composer Charles Stanford is a dramatic oratorio about the period of the captivity of the Jews under Nebuchadnezzar, and the miracle of the preservation of the Three Holy Children, who, for refusing to worship Bel, are cast into the fiery furnace by order of the Assyrian monarch.
This concert will be a US Premiere and the first complete performance of the original 1885 version in almost 140 years, and is the direct result of Professor Mehaffey’s and Dave Fielding’s creation of a new performance edition of this piece. Featuring the concert premiere of the famous Northrop Auditorium organ played on the School of Music’s new Virtual Pipe organ using the Hauptwerk™ sample set created by Evensong Music.
*Tickets required, available in January 2024 at this website.