Collin recently completed a research project after discovering an unknown oratorio, Hannah, by John Worgan, a British composer from the 18th century. Collin presented a lecture-recital where he conducted selected movements from the work, believed to be the first performance since the premiere in 1764.



John Worgan (1724 – 1790) was a British organist and composer. His oratorio Hannah was premiered on April 3, 1764 but was not performed again until the 21st century. The dominance of Handel and the obscurity of Christopher Smart, the librettist, both contributed to an unfavorable reception. A modern edition was prepared in order to present selections from the work in recital.

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