Handel Coronation Anthems: Saffron Walden

7 November 2021 7pm Saffron Hall Tickets: from £16 (Booking Fees Apply)

The king shall rejoice! When George II was crowned King, he asked Handel to write the music – and the result was sheer sonic majesty. Expect trumpets, expect splendour and expect choral singing to make the spine tingle, as we perform Handel’s Coronation Anthems – including ‘Zadok the Priest’ – in a celebration of the baroque era at its grandest, its most opulent and its most glorious.

Performers

The Sixteen choir & orchestra
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme

Handel
‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ from Solomon
Coronation anthem ‘My heart is inditing’
Organ Concerto in F major Op. 4 no. 4
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