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Friday 16 May, 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers


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The King Shall Have Pleasure

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Handel
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Handel
Handel
Handel
Handel
Handel
Handel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)
Coronation Anthem - My heart is inditing
Harp Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.6
Coronation Anthem - Zadok the Priest
Coronation Anthem - The King shall rejoice
Overture to Jephtha
Coronation Anthem - Let thy hand be strengthened
Worthy is the Lamb & Amen (from Messiah)

Handel was the ultimate 'Anglo-German' and embodiment of the Hanoverian influence in England. Born in Halle, he worked briefly for the Elector of Hanover before coming to London only three years before his former employer arrived to become King George I. His strong and stirring Coronation Anthems - which include the iconic Zadok the Priest - were composed for the coronation of George II in 1727, the same year Handel himself became a British citizen.

 

'In a programme centred around the four Coronation Anthems, the choir sang with the same combination of talent and unbridled joy that has earned them worldwide fame.'
The Guardian

 

Tickets £45, £35, £25, £15
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