Handel: Israel in Egypt

Conductor Paul Goodwin
Soprano Louise Kwong
Soprano Law Tsz-ying
Countertenor Simon Ponsford
Tenor Mark Dobell
Bass Caleb Woo
Bass Apollo Wong
Chorus Master Patrick Chiu
Chorus Master Felix Shuen
Choruses SingFest Choral Academy and Festival Chorus



Israel in Egypt

One of England’s favourite choral treasures alongside Messiah, Israel in Egypt showcases Handel’s genius for story-telling and drama.  The powerful, chorus-laden oratorio vividly portrays the biblical stories in the Books of Exodus and Psalms, from the plagues of flies, frogs and hailstones to Moses’ parting of the Red Sea and revenge against the oppressive Egyptians.

Handel expert and Artistic Director of Carmel Bach Festival Paul Goodwin will lead Hong Kong Sinfonietta, SingFest Choral Academy and Festival Chorus, and soloists from Hong Kong and UK’s Monteverdi Choir and The Sixteen in this thrilling musical journey.



Paul Goodwin (Conductor)

  • Artistic Director, Carmel Bach Festival
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Cappella Aquileia
  • Winner, City of Halle Handel Prize 2007
  • Associate Conductor, Academy of Ancient Music (1996 – 2006)


“Goodwin can make a modern orchestra play with all the sonic authenticity and technical trimmings of a bona fide Baroque ensemble.”
Limelight Magazine



Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Paul Goodwin (Conductor)
©Carmel Bach Festival

Louise Kwong (Soprano)

Law Tsz-ying (Soprano)

Simon Ponsford (Countertenor)
©Sarah McKee

Mark Dobell (Tenor)
©David Fernandes

Caleb Woo (Bass)
©Bel Canto Singers

Apollo Wong (Bass)

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Handel: Israel in Egypt

Past concert with SingFest
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

30 September 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 29.7.2017
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

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