Leonardo da Vinci

 A mystical program of Italian and English music brings us the best of Baroque imagination:  Chariots of Shadows carrying the night while Angels glide in the skies,  bright and fair. 


Starring Sharon Rostorf and a super team of PHOENIX musicians.


The program   includes arias from Haendel's operas Theodora, Agrippina and Serse, the Jephta oratorio, a dramatic cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti (Notte ch'in carro d'ombre - Night that in a chariot of shadows), a sonata by Purcell, ending with Yoni Rechter 's Tears from angels, especially arranged for us by composer Jonathan Keren.




Sharon-Rostorf-photo-by-Eitan-TalSharon Rostorf (soprano)

Cordelia Hagmann (baroque violin)

Tali Goldberg (baroque violin)

Marina Minkin (harpsichord)

Myrna Herzog (musical director, baroque cello)










leonardo da vinci gall 4G.F. Händel (1685- 1759)- Air “Angels ever bright and fair” from Theodora, HWV 68 (1749)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) – Serenata 'Notte ch'in carro d'ombre' (Night that in the chariot of shadows), cantata for soprano, two violins and basso continuo (HanS 480)

Anonymous English 1685 – Divisions upon an Italian ground 

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) – Sonata No.3 in a minor of four parts (Z 804) 

Händel - Air “Ombra mai fu” ( Never was a shade) from Serse, HWV 40

Händel "Come nube che fugge dal vento" (As a cloud which flees from the wind) from Agrippina

Händel - “Waft her, angels, through the skies” from Jephtha HWV 70

Yoni Rechter – Tears of Angels (arranged by Jonathan Keren)