Hudlin pursues Handel in ‘The Pursuit of Greatness’

PORT OF SPAIN, On Saturday 2nd April 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Chandelier Productions will open its 2022 Concert Season at Queen’s Hall with, ‘The Pursuit of Greatness’, under the musical direction of Conductor, Composer and Eastman School of Music Masters graduate Michael Hudlin.

The concert, priced at TT$250.00, will offer a 90-minute musical programme featuring the works of several composers including Mendelssohn, Bardos, Ešenvalds, LaBarr, along with a special performance of Handel’s first autographed work, ‘Dixit Dominus’. The concert will also feature one world premiere performance from the pen of Composer, Conductor Michael Hudlin.

Before the global fame of his signature “Hallelujah Chorus” from ‘Messiah’, and before his operas, oratorios, anthems, organ concertos and other great works, Baroque composer George Frideric Handel was a young, struggling composer from Halle, Germany who grew up under the watchful eyes of his parents.

His origin story may be familiar to people of the Caribbean. He desired to be a musician, and while his mother nurtured his musical gifts, his father was determined that he should study law instead.  Fortunately for the world, Handel gave himself to music and among his great written pieces came the Psalm Setting, ‘Dixit Dominus’, his first autographed work.

‘Dixit Dominus’ was first performed in 1707 in Montesanto, Italy and definitively marks the beginning of Handel’s early career. It now carries a reputation as one of the most vivacious and strident homages to the strength and glory of God.

‘The Pursuit of Greatness’ will be supported by Pianist Jessel Murray, The Lydian Steel Ensemble and a vocal chorus presenting duets and solos from the following Caribbean voices: Sopranos – Misty Ann Knights, Victoria Griffith, Aniya Carty-Hart, Samantha Stanislaus; Altos – Diahann White,  Janine Charles-Farray; Tenors – Edward Cumberbatch, Carl-Anthony Hines and Baritones – Marc Morancie and Wayne Sealey.  The Production team includes Marketing and Publicity by Black Collar Creative Ltd., Sound by Simplicity Sound Systems, Lighting by Kinly Lighting Design and Videography by Denithy.

‘The Pursuit of Greatness’ is a Live Music District event, proudly sponsored by Music TT and is the first of three concerts to take place in 2022. Theatre Night Out 3 will take place in July along with an original, world premiere Christmas musical theatre production, ‘She Said Yes!’, composed by Michael Hudlin.

This concert at Queen’s Hall will launch an extraordinary 2022 season for Chandelier Productions offering attending audiences a musical tour-de-force, showcasing the dexterity, complexity and ambition a passionate and eager pursuit of musical greatness.


Saturday 2nd April 2022, Queen’s Hall

Be seated by 7:00 p.m. Showtime 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: TT$250 @ Queen’s Hall Box Office (376-5699) 9am – 5pm

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‘The Pursuit of Greatness’ by Chandelier Productions is a Live Music District event, proudly sponsored by Music TT

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