Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ alongside Richard Smallwood’s ‘Anthem of Praise’: Gospel Baroque makes it possible. Traditional Gospel songs alternate with Handel’s ‘Hallelujah’ in a return-to-baroque version of Quincy Jones: in this concert, this is the way it is meant to be.
“Making music knows no boundaries, music skillfully opens boxes imposed by others. Bringing together musical talents automatically creates something new. Gospel Baroque is born!” Tineke Steenbrink.
Judith Steenbrink: “During the preparation of this exuberant program we noticed that rich harmonies coming from the organ are a common friend of both the baroque and gospel. A Hammond organ or magisterial baroque church organ, both bathe in a full sound and have many harmonic possibilities. It was fantastic to find ways to make this richness come alive in the orchestral parts as well.”