Girton College Music Society presents...

    Temptations: A new chamber opera
    By Rhiannon Randle

    22:00, Thu 23rd January 2014 at Girton College Old Hall
    22:00, Fri 24th January 2014 at St.John's Divinity School
    Lent Week 1

    A new, semi-staged chamber opera by music finalist Rhiannon Randle, 'Temptations' is an intensely dramatic reimagining of Satan’s temptation of Jesus in the desert, portrayed through the eyes of starving Israelites, and touches upon the question of truth in today’s society. The work is a setting of sonnets by Girton College’s chaplain, Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite (from his best-selling book 'Sounding The Seasons') complemented by passages from the Gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew. This intense half an hour will be a boost to your Week 2!


    Israelite Father
    Israelite Mother
    Israelite Son


    Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute –
    Oboe/Cor Anglais –
    Clarinet/Bass Clarinet –
    Bassoon –
    Percussion –
    Harpsichord/Percussion –
    Harp –
    Violin I –
    Violin II –
    Viola I –
    'Cello I –
    Double Bass –
    'Cello II –

    Production Team

    Composer and Producer –
    Libretto –
    Musical Director
    Assistant Musical Director