Handel Coronation Anthems: St Albans

12 February 2022 7:30pm St Albans Cathedral Tickets: £12 - 30(Booking Fees Apply)

One of Handel’s first tasks as a naturalised British Citizen was to write the music for the Coronation of the new monarch – King George II. The result was four majestic anthems, perfectly capturing the pomp and grandeur of the occasion, and 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