Handel Coronation Anthems

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23 October – Chichester Cathedral
7 November – Saffron Hall (please note this concert is on sale via the Saffron Hall website)
12 February 2022 – St Albans Cathedral
16 February 2022 – Cadogan Hall, London

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.


The Sixteen choir & orchestra
Harry Christophers conductor


‘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


Handel Coronation Anthems