Event Judas Maccabaeus
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Venue Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, QLD
First Date 30 November 1940
Opening Date 30 November 1940
Last Date 30 November 1940
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description An oratorio in three acts composed in 1746 by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto written by Thomas Morell. The oratorio was devised as a compliment to the victorious Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland upon his return from the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746. Morell's libretto is based on the deuterocanonical 1 Maccabees (2–8), with motives added from the Antiquitates Judaicae by Flavius Josephus.
The events depicted in the oratorio are from the period 170–160 BC when Judea was ruled by the Seleucid Empire which undertook to destroy the Jewish religion. Being ordered to w
Description Source Advertisement
Primary Genre Music
Subjects Historical
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Presenting Company
Queensland State and Municipal Choir, Choir
Name Function Notes
Stanley Clarkson Bass
George Frideric Handel Composer
E Jordan Conductor
Firth Edmunds Contralto
Archie Day Organist
May Jordan Soprano
John Menzies Tenor
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper Courier Mail 29 November 1940 p 14
Event Identifier 111057