Listen and learn

Classical music

February 06, 1997|By Stephen Wigler

Anyone in the market for self-improvement served up in a most edifying and enjoyable fashion should pay a visit to Temple Beth Am on Sunday for another installment of Tom Hall's "Scripture and Song" series. Hall, the music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, is not only a splendid musician, he's also a great (and entertaining) teacher.

Hall and the renowned Biblical scholar Noam Zion, of the Hartman Institute of Jerusalem, will engage in what promises to be a fascinating discussion of a subject with the title of "Handel's Women: Biblical Divas." Some of the composer's greatest oratorios are called "Deborah," "Esther" and "Athaliah." The audience will learn why Handel was drawn to these strong and powerful women in the Bible and how contemporary images of women are shaped by the stories of these and other Biblical women.

The Choral Arts Society will be on hand, of course, to perform selections from the oratorios.

"Scripture and Song" will take place Sunday afternoon at 2: 30 at Temple Beth Am, 2501 Eutaw Place. Admission is $15. For tickets or further information, call (410) 523-2446.

Pub Date: 2/06/97

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