This Australian Chamber Choir premiere celebrates the 65th anniversary in 2017 of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, with most of the music played at her coronation in 1953.
Amongst the triumphant repertoire for this concert is Handel’s Zadok the Priest which has been performed at every coronation since that of King George II, and Sir Hubert Parry’s monumental anthem I was Glad, which was originally composed for the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII. A treasury of the best English choral music from the last five centuries complete the repertoire, including works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Charles Villiers Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells and William Walton. The Australian Chamber Choir’s ‘simply phenomenal’ sound will be enriched in A London Coronation by the Castlemaine Anglican Church organ, trumpets, brass and kettle drums.
Artists: Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence
General-Anzeiger, Bonn, 2011
‘The many listeners … were totally captivated by the marvelous sound conjured by the Australian Chamber Choir … at the end there were several minutes of standing ovation’
Schwäbische Zeitung 2015