Pioneer Valley Cappella's fall 2018 concerts explore a single work by George Frideric Handel, "The ways of Zion do mourn: a Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline," HWV 264. Dedicated to one of the great queens of British history, the educated and erudite Caroline of Ansbach, Handel's under-performed masterpiece was ranked as the finest of his compositions by his first biographer, Charles Burney, and influenced both Handel's Israel in Egypt and Mozart's Requiem.

We will perform this with chamber orchestra. Our performances are 7:30 PM Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm at at Grace Church, 14 Boltwood Ave, Amherst; and 7:30 PM Saturday November 17, at Edwards Church, 297 Main St, Northampton. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door.