Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Handel & Purcell Odes (Finale)

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Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Handel & Purcell Odes (Finale)

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


All the Pleasures! The 44th Festival closes with divine choral odes by Handel and Purcell, plus instrumental works by both composers. Followed by the Festival Subscribers’ Dinner.

Nola Richardson (soprano), Clifton Massey (countertenor) and Jesse Blumberg (baritone) join the Festival Orchestra and Chorus in Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, “Eternal Source of Light Divine” (Kathryn Adduci, baroque trumpet) and Purcell’s ode Welcome to All the Pleasures. Plus, instrumental selections from Purcell’s stage work Dioclesian, a Purcell In nomine for solo strings, and Handel’s celebrated Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11 with its beautiful violin solos.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Suite from Dioclesian (instrumental selections)
Purcell: In nomine in six parts for strings, Z. 746
Purcell: Ode, Welcome to All the Pleasures (tenor soloist: Gregório Taniguchi)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11
Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

Nola Richardson, soprano
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Festival Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Elizabeth Blumenstock

Followed by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders, on the patio with the musicians.


Single Tickets $50
Festival Subscriptions $325, include premium, reservable, seating and a private catered dinner after the Finale on June 23.

Student Rush Tickets are $10 at the door, for ages 12-29, with valid student card and photo ID, subject to availability.

Complimentary Wine & Waters receptions and pre-concert brass music al fresco for all ticket holders.

Painting featured above (detail): Gerrit van Honthorst’s “The Concert” or “Theft of the Amulet” 1620s. Read about this painting here. View the full image here.


June 23
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar
(949) 760-7887
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Contact Name
Zen Edwards, Executive Director
Contact Phone
(949) 760-7887
Contact Email
[email protected]
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2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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