Israel in Egypt


Colorfully chronicling the exodus of the Israelites and the plagues that besieged Egypt, Handel’s biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt showcases the composer’s vivid imagination and inherent understanding of human nature. Presented as the second installment of the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Hidden Handel project, this vibrant vocal showcase will be enhanced by Syrian Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad through his compelling blend of drawing, animation, and film that features him creating imagery in real-time from the stage during the performance. Based in New York, Mourad brings a personal perspective to the work’s universal theme of displacement and the entrenched human instinct to return home.


Lead Sponsors: Kiki and David Gindler and The SahanDaywi Foundation
Contributing Sponsors: Cheryl and David Scheidemantle, Jann and Kenneth Williams, Susan Erburu Reardon and George Reardon, Cheryl Petersen and Roger Lustberg

Program Notes



Israel in Egypt Preview

Kevork Mourad and Kinan Azmeh

Kevork Mourad and Riyad Nicolas

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