St Woolos Sinfonia

Meet the musicians performing Handel’s Solomon

Our much anticipated concert in Bath Abbey on 22 April will feature some of the finest musicians in the country. Discover more about the soloists and the orchestra performing Handel’s Solomon…

Founded in 2008, the St Woolos Sinfonia comprises professional players drawn mostly from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera. 

Performed by over 60 musicians in the glorious setting of Bath Abbey, Handel’s Solomon will be conducted by Daniel Robert Cushing.

In addition to the orchestra the Georgian Festival Chorale will sing the choruses with key soloists taking the role of the characters in the story of Solomon The King.

The role of Solomon himself will be taken by countertenor, Neil Moore. Neil studied music in Glasgow where he sang at both St. Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow and Edinburgh. After touring the USA he joined Hereford Cathedral Choir giving performances for the then Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Neil has appeared at the Three Choirs Festival, broadcast BBC Radio 3 and Television and features on several recordings. 

Soprano Emilie Parry-Williams will take the joint roles of Pharaoh’s Daughter and Nicaule, Queen of Sheba. Emilie is based in South Wales with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has also studied at the European Opera Academy with Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini, Florence, and Glyndebourne Academy. 

Recent performances include the Common Wealth theatre company, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, productions supported by the Arts Council of Wales and notable performances on ITV’s ‘The Voice UK.’

Tickets are now on sale from Bath Box Office so don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience what is probably Bath’s only professional performance of this great oratorio since the 18th century.

You can also buy your tickets by calling Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 (10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, closed Bank Holidays)

The Judgement of Solomon