A Coronation Made New!
Marking one year since the Coronation of King Charles III, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the National Youth Choir join forces in a Coronation-inspired collaborative performance. Alongside the remarkable array of performers, four of the UK’s most dynamic and acclaimed composers have been commissioned by the London Handel Festival to write companion pieces to Handel’s timeless Coronation Anthems.
Handel’s four Coronation Anthems have found their way into the heart of the British choral scene, being performed at every British Coronation since King George II. This concert celebrates the continued impact and legacy Handel has on musicians and audiences today. The new works performed will shine new light on some of his most popular Coronation Anthems. .
The performance is conducted by Sofi Jeannin, making her London Handel Festival debut.
Conductor Sofi Jeannin
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
National Youth Choir Chamber Choir
Four Coronation Anthems G. F. Handel
Zadok the Priest HWV 258
My heart is inditing HWV 261
Let thy hand be strengthened HWV 259
The King Shall Rejoice HWV 260
London Handel Festival Commissions:
In thy Beauty (LHF Commission) Anna Clyne
Rejoice! (world premiere) Héloïse Werner
Strength! (world premiere) Ben Nobuto
Exceeding Glad! (world premiere) Roderick Williams OBE
Coronation Celebration online preview April 4th | 6.30pm
Length: 2hr (including one interval)
Tickets: £15 – £35
Nearest tube: Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo line and National Rail services), Leicester Square (Piccadilly line).