HANDEL: CORONATION ANTHEMS

Join the Chichester Chorale and The Chichester Chamber Ensemble in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory for an uplifting evening of music by G. F. Handel, directed by Tom Robson. The programme is based around Handel’s sublime Coronation Anthems, which includes one of his most famous works, Zadok the Priest.

The Chichester Chorale, under director Tom Robson, is delighted to return to the stunning Boxgrove Priory and to welcome back The Chichester Chamber Ensemble for this concert as part of the Festival of Chichester.

Originally written for the coronation of King George II, Handel’s Coronation Anthems remain popular to this day. Let Thy Hand be Strengthened, My Heart is Inditing and The King Shall Rejoice sit alongside one of Handel’s most famous compositions, Zadok the Priest. The text of this anthem has been included at every coronation since that of King Edgar in 973 AD, and Handel’s music has been the preferred setting since its composition in 1727.

The programme will also include Handel’s Organ Concerto Op.4, No.4, played by Rupert Gough, and other gems suitable for a summer’s evening.

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