Chapel Choir Autumn Concert

Bach: Magnificat | Handel: Coronation Anthems

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Thursday 21 October 2021, 7:30pm

Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Academy of Ancient Music
William Vann conductor

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PROGRAMME

Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Bach Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

Handel Four Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261: Zadok the Priest, The King Shall Rejoice, My Heart is Inditing, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened

Handel O sing unto the Lord a new song, HWV 249b

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Academy of Ancient Music return to Cadogan Hall for an evening of the finest Baroque choral music. Handel’s four anthems were written for the coronation of King George II in 1727. They open with his celebrated setting of Zadok the Priest, which appears in this concert alongside Bach‘s glorious 1733 Magnificat in D major and settings by both composers of the text “O Sing unto the Lord a New Song”. After such a long period of silence in our concert halls and churches, we return in a spectacular fashion with themes of renewal and celebration..

‘First-class personnel… it’s the tension and subtlety in the performances that catch the ear’ (Gramophone on the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea)

‘…playing of irresistible colour and exuberance’ (The Telegraph on the Academy of Ancient Music)

Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

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