Ars Lyrica Houston presents Bach, Handel, and Hercules

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Concert Chorale
University of Houston Concert Chorale Photo courtesy of University of Houston - Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

The iconic strongman Hercules earned his place in the pantheon not through conquests but rather for his wisdom and honor. A pillar of mythology since Antiquity, Hercules faces a familiar dilemma, one that found significant resonance in Bach and Handel’s day, when ancient stories were a principal source of moral instruction. Both composers treat this subject with multiple soloists, choir, and colorful orchestrations, while depicting Hercules’s temptation and ultimate embrace of virtue in unique ways.

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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


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